Judge Recommends Daniel Villegas Get New Trial

Judge Recommends Daniel Villegas Get New Trial

POSTED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 11:35am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 1:52pm

EL PASO -- Convicted murderer Daniel Villegas is one step closer to getting a new trial.

Judge Sam Medrano ruled in favor on a Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

The courtroom cheered after the Judge read his ruling and Villegas started crying. 

Villegas claims he was forced to confessing to a drive by shooting in Northeast El Paso in 1993 when he was 17 years old.

Jurors found him guilty of a drive by shooting that killed Armando Lazo and Robert England. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Villegas is now 35 years old.

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