Man Found Guilty Of Murder

It took a Van Zandt County jury about an hour today to convict a man of murder. 20-year-old Gary Don Strickland was given a life sentence after being found guilty in a 2001 shooting. Strickland was an apparent family friend of 23-year-old Garvin Lee Sharp of Big Sandy, who was found shot to death in the home of a man the two were hired to do fencing work for. The trial lasted just three days.