A jury found Andres Rios Ramirez guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday afternoon in the March 20, 2018, death of Camille Garcia.
Garcia’s body was found in a residential Dumpster by a homeowner at 1015 Cactus Lane on that day a little more than a year ago. She was wrapped in a blanket and stuffed into a blue plastic tote bin, before discarded into the Dumpster by Ramirez.
In a custodial interview that was shown as state’s evidence during his trail, Ramirez confessed to Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office investigators that he had shot Garcia in the head during what he described as a violent confrontation.
Ramirez’ trial in 391st District Court Judge Brad Goodwin’s courtroom began Monday morning and continued into Wednesday afternoon. Jurors deliberated for a little more than an hour before coming to a verdict.
Ramirez faces 5-99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The punishment phase of the trial begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.