Jury in Andrade trial soon to deliberate

Jury in Andrade trial soon to deliberate

EL CENTRO, Calif. – The trial for the man accused of murdering a Brawley Union High School football player is coming to an end.

The jury will soon go into deliberations where they could potentially come up with a verdict for Martin Gabriel Andrade.

Tuesday the judge gave the jury instructions on what evidence is admissible from the trial.

Andrade was charged with Martin Garza Junior’s murder on January 2013 from what authorities described as a gang-related attack at a party in El Centro. Andrade, a Heber resident at the time, was arrested days following Garza’s death.

Court will resume Thursday at 9 a.m.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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