It took just 53 minutes for a jury to convict a Sidney man of killing a woman over a text message.
Fifty-four-year-old Larry Martinez was convicted Thursday of shooting 30-year-old Mandy Kershman fatally.
Martinez was convicted of first-degree murder and use of a firearm. Authorities say Martinez fatally shot Kershman at the home of a friend in Sidney in the summer of 2012.
Martinez had told officers he was angry about a text message she’d sent him. Police say he shot her as he confronted her about it.
Martinez’s sentencing is scheduled for May 7. He faces life in prison plus 50 years on the gun count.
By Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney