Lufkin Man Convicted of Murder
LUFKIN — Our partners at KTBB report, a jury in Lufkin deliberated around four hours Wednesday before finding Rafael Orta, 20, of Lufkin, guilty of the February shooting death of Darnell Bennett. Police believe Orta and four other men went to Bennett’s house to rob him of marijuana. Since prosecutors did not say they were seeking the death penalty, Orta is automatically sentenced to life in prison. The other four suspects have yet to be tried.