A jury has found a San Antonio-area man guilty of capital murder for the 2015 beating of his pregnant girlfriend that resulted in the miscarriage of twins.
Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty for 23-year-old Lane Waldron of Canyon Lake so he was immediately sentenced late Thursday to a mandatory life term.
Waldron still faces a charge of aggravated assault against the woman.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that Waldron had confessed to Comal County investigators that he was drunk when kicked the woman's head, taped her mouth and punched her in the abdomen.
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Waldron's attorneys acknowledged his actions were "despicable" but claimed in closing arguments that there was no conclusive proof he intended to cause the miscarriage.