Jury Selection Begins for 43-Year-Old Lubbock Man's Murder Trial

Steve Ballesteros is accused of killing Maria Perez in April 2012.
By Anne Parker
aparker@kamc.tv

Jury selection began Tuesday for the murder trial of a former boyfriend accused of killing a Lubbock mother of four.

Police say 43-year-old Steve Ballesteros killed Maria Perez in April, 2012.

According to court documents, he told police, he "snapped" after suspecting Perez of having an affair with another man and admits to strangling her to death.

Ballesteros has been in the Lubbock County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Jury selection will continue tomorrow morning. 

For the latest details on the trial, keep updated with us!  
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