TEXAS – Man gets death penalty in break-in deaths – Roderick Harris

May 21, 2012 Source : http://www.chron.com

DALLAS (AP) — A jury has decided a man should get the death penalty for capital murder in the fatal shootings of two brothers during a March 2009 Dallas home-invasion robbery.

A Dallas County jury reached its decision Monday afternoon on Roderick Harris after deliberating since last week. The same jury on May 10 found Harris guilty of capital murder in the deaths of Alfredo and Carlos Gallardo (gah-HAHR’-doh).

Witnesses said Harris entered the Gallardos’ home and confronted six family members inside, demanding wallets and valuables. When the robber tried to force the family into a walk-in closet, the brothers tried to defend the family and were shot.

Harris was shot and wounded by police after shooting at officers.

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