Jury: Noel Martin guilty of Murder

Noel Martin murder trial.
Noel Martin murder trial.
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 3:20 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - A Wichita County Jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his neighbor in October, 2021.

Our crews at the Wichita County Courthouse say a verdict was reached Tuesday.

Noel Martin was found guilty of murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Court went into a break before the punishment phase was set to begin.

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Prosecutors said Noel Martin shot Martin Jones during an argument at the Evergreen Mobile Home community on Oct. 9, 2021. Jones died five days later at United Regional.

Defense attorneys are arguing that Noel Martin should not be charged with murder. They acknowledge Noel Martin shot the victim, but said the victim died from an unrelated medical issue, not from the gunshot wounds he received five days earlier.

At the time of the shooting, police said the victim accused Noel Martin of damaging both his house and car.

Witnesses said Noel Martin and the victim had a contentious relationship, frequently arguing and even trading punches in the past.

Stick with News Channel 6 for the latest developments.