Jury Finds Prince Guilty
A Wichita County jury has reportedly returned a guilty verdict in capital murder trial of Benjamin Jerome Prince.
Prince has been held on a $2 million bond since August of 2009. He was charged with capital murder in the death of his son, 2 year-old Trebian Prince. Benjamin Prince was accused of beating the infant to death with a claw hammer.
It took the jury just under 1-1/2 hours to return their verdict. 30th District Judge Bob Brotherton will announce a life sentence without possibility for parole for Prince. The sentence is mandatory under Texas law, as the prosecution decided to not seek the death penalty.