Suniga Capital Murder Trial Begins

Published 05/13 2014 06:22PM

Updated 05/13 2014 07:31PM

By Michaela MacDonald

LUBBOCK, TX -- Tuesday was day one of the capital murder trial of a man arrested for killing a local pizza parlor employee back in 2011. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in this case against 34-year-old Brian Suniga.

Suniga is accused of shooting the victim, 26-year-old David Rowser, during a robbery of One Guy From Italy restaurant.

Tuesday, the jury heard testimony from employees and customers present at the shooting, as well as Rowser's brother who also worked at the restaurant.

If convicted, Suniga could face the death penalty.

The trial will pick up Wednesday morning at 9 am.

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