HOUSTON – A jury has convicted a Houston-area man of murder for killing his neighbor during an argument over loud music, rejecting a self-defense claim under Texas' "stand your ground" law.
Raul Rodriguez was convicted Friday in the death of 36-year-old elementary school teacher Kelly Danaher.
Prosecutors alleged Rodriguez provoked Danaher and others at a party at Danaher's house. They say he lured them outside and shot Danaher as he recorded the confrontation on his cellphone. That video was shown to the jury.
Rodriguez's attorneys argued that he feared for his life.
It was Rodriguez's second trial in Danaher's 2010 slaying. After his earlier conviction in 2012, a Texas appeals court ruled that confusing instructions to the jury denied him a fair trial.