Man convicted of murder in 2014 shooting 

Michael Anthony Trejo, 22, was convicted Wednesday for the 2014 shooting death of 24-year-old Carlos Fernandez in Kyle, according to the Hays County Criminal District Attorney’s office. 

According to testimony during the trial, Trejo and Fernandez were at a neighborhood in Kyle on the night April 14, 2014, looking for a weapon that had been lost after an earlier shooting in which authorities say a cousin of Fernandez fired at two of Trejo’s friends, a news release from the DA’s office said. 

Trejo and Fernandez were between trailer homes when Trejo pulled out a gun and shot Fernandez in the back of the head, the release said. 

The release did not say what the motive for the shooting was. 

Trejo then drove to Williamson County, where he crashed his vehicle and left on foot. He was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and for possession of Xanax pills found inside his vehicle, the release said. 

Witnesses in Kyle identified Trejo as a possible suspect in Fernandez’s shooting. Investigators spoke with him at Williamson County Jail but he denied any involvement in Fernandez’s death, the release said. 

Authorities searched the path he took from Kyle to Georgetown and eventually found a weapon that forensic investigators determined was a match for a casing located at the scene of Fernandez’s killing and the bullet that killed Fernandez, the release said. 

Trejo was convicted Wednesday after the jury deliberated for about five and a half hours. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a short punishment hearing, the release said. 

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