Ballesteros Murder Trial Continues Thursday

Second day of murder trial for 43-year-old Lubbock man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend to death,
Testimony this afternoon in the murder trial of Steve Ballesteros..who's accused of strangling his girlfriend.

Both Ballesteros and Perez's brothers took the stand this afternoon... along with several police officers.

Video footage -- from our station -- was shown of the police chase where Ballesteros drove by the crime scene taunting officers yelling, "Here I am, I killed her, come get me."

Officers who arrested him on the scene testified saying Ballesteros also told them to, "Shoot me, I deserve to die" and "just give me the death penalty."

Jurors watched his recorded confession where he hysterically admits to killing Perez, saying "I didn' think I could do that to somebody."

And an  LPD detective says he told him, " I choked her until her eyes were closed and her tongue hung out."

The trial picks back up Friday morning.
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