Texan Guilty of Killing Sister, She Identified Him When Shot

An East Texas man faces up to life in prison after being convicted in the death of his sister who while mortally wounded called 911 to report he shot her.

A Hunt County jury Tuesday convicted 62-year-old Martin Ray Malone of murder. The punishment phase was scheduled Wednesday over the 2017 death of 54-year-old Jayme Malone Lopez.

Authorities say Lopez called 911 to say Malone shot her. Her vehicle crashed at a park. Lopez died at a hospital.

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports investigators believe Malone shot his sister because he feared being convicted of aggravated assault against her in a 2015 case. She was slain days before a scheduled court hearing. Malone was convicted in 2007 of hitting Lopez.

Both were from Wills Point, 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Dallas.

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