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Longview man found guilty of killing blind, elderly man

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man on trial for the 2006 killing of a blind elderly man has been found guilty by a jury.

24-year-old Carlos Stiff, was accused of killing 75-year old Alton Hicks at his home in 2006. The jury found him guilty of capital murder with an automatic life sentence.

Prosecution made the case that this was not just a premeditated killing, but a mutilation, calling the crime scene something out of a horror film.

Investigators testified blood was everywhere in Hick's home.

He was stabbed 56 times in the back, head and face, with wounds to his eyes, throat, and genitals.
During testimony, Crockett's brother, who was supposed to support the prosecution's case, unleashed a stunning revelation.

"The whole point of my being here is my sister confessed to this, she confessed--she full confessed to me. She said that Carlos didn't do this. I believe her," testified Crockett's brother Terry Turner, "My sister did it, she's already convicted for it and I really don't want to answer any more of your questions."

Lasinda Crockett is serving a 20-year sentence for her role in Hick's murder.

Carlos Stiff plans to appeal the conviction.

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