San Antonio — A 51-year-old San Antonio man has gone before a Bexar County jury charged with murder in the slaying of a man he suspected was an intruder in his house.
In opening statements in the trial of Ray Lemes, prosecutors told jurors that he shot 19-year-old Angelo State University student Tracy Glass repeatedly as the suspect was fleeing.
According to the San Antonio Express-news, prosecutor David Lunan said Friday that removes the "castle doctrine" protection from Lemes' actions.
His defense attorney, however, says Lemes had only second to respond after his wife awakened him.
Joe James Sawyer says Glass "is the architect of his own death" and Lemes "is guilty of nothing but protecting himself and his family."
Testimony opened Monday.
Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com