Eduardo Ortega found guilty of murder

A guilty verdict was quickly returned Tuesday afternoon by the Lamb County Jury in the murder trial of Eduardo “Eddie” Carlos Ortega, 23, of Littlefield. The jury will be deciding the punishment phase of the trial, starting at 9 a.m. today,. Wednesday. The three woman, nine man jury gave a unanimous “guilty” verdict for the murder of Ashley Perea, 24, who died when she was shot through the head by a 45 caliber bullet, fired from Ortega’s father’s stolen pistol. She died of those injuries in the bedroom of her Littlefield apartment on July 7, 2012.
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