The man who killed trailblazing Texas deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal is convicted of capital murder.
Jody M. Williams was convicted Thursday of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
As part of his guilty plea, Williams admitted that he had been drinking all day Friday, before he drove to the crime scene, where Dhaliwal was fatally wounded in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Dhaliwal was assigned to the San Antonio Police Department in 2012. He was an officer with the department and was assigned to the Violent Crimes Task Force under Captain Paul A. Johnson. Dhaliwal was also on the force’s internal affairs division at the time of his death.
Johnson said Dhaliwal also was an author. The officer wrote about his experiences, often in his own words, on his popular Facebook page and wrote a book about his experiences.
This photo is taken from the Facebook page of San Antonio Police Department “Wings of Justice” officer Sandeep Dhaliwal, who was killed in a murder-suicide Tuesday morning (San Antonio Police Department). San Antonio Police Department
The San Antonio Police Department has released the photo of the crime scene from the Wednesday morning after Dhaliwal’s death.
Dhaliwal’s Facebook page is the place where his friends and family are mourning his death, one of four people killed in a triple-suicide Tuesday morning at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend.
An unidentified man shot Dhaliwal and his girlfriend, Tanya Garcia, in the side of the face after an argument and then attempted to kill himself, police said.
A San Antonio Police Department officer escorts Dhaliwal home from the scene of the fatal shooting of Dhaliwal at his apartment near Guadalupe Avenue and Southland Road around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday. San Antonio Police Department
The two then made two suicide attempt. Dhaliwal shot himself in the head and Garcia shot herself in the side.
The San Antonio Police Department