JASPER, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper County jury has found three Galveston men guilty in the 2009 death of a Kirbyville man.
According to Nobie Hammock, the legal secretary for the district attorney's office, the jury found John Matthews, 35; Shane Matthews, 32; and David Haywood, 38; all guilty of capital murder on Friday.
Because the prosecution opted not to pursue the death penalty, all three received life without parole sentences.
The three were arrested in December of 2009 after Jessie Palamo, 29, was shot to death.
Police discovered his body at the Gateway Motel and described the scene as gruesome.
A fourth suspect, Miesha Kelly, is also charged with capital murder. Her case is pending, but she did testify for the prosecution in the case, according to radio station KJAS.