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Ryan Garcia Found Guilty of GEO Inmate Murder

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LAWTON, Okla._Ryan Ray Garcia, the GEO inmate accused of killing another prisoner at the GEO prison in Lawton back in 2012 has been found guilty. The jury deliberated a little more than two hours today before reaching their verdict.

This afternoon, both the prosecution and the defense gave the jury their respective takes on the brutal stabbing of Sonny Limpy at the prison.

The entire case came down to a simple concept that says one must take responsibility for their own actions. In their parting words, the defense argued that Garcia was a product of peer pressure by gang leaders at the GEO prison. But the state stood their ground and told jurors despite desperate conditions, there's no excuse for killing another human being, and the jury ultimately found him guilty.

Jurors finished watching Lawton Police's interrogation of Garcia this morning. In today's clips, Garcia maintained his innocence saying that when confronted by gang leaders to kill Limpy, Garcia responds "I can't do this." The defense rested their case without calling any witnesses, but in closing statements, said the interview proved Garcia didn't want to get in trouble before he was released from the prison. 

Police say they were able to later confirm that Garcia did say those words on that day, but it was in response to another inmate asking Garcia to hold his phone right before he was to make his move on Limpy. The defense summed up their case this afternoon by saying not one person could confirm if Garcia did in fact have a weapon in his hand when he was attacking Limpy.

Prosecutor Jay Walker fired back by referring to the surveillance video with just one sentence: The big eye don't lie. He says the camera lens caught Garcia on a straight-lined mission to end Limpy's life, without fear and without regret.

The jury has has recommended life in prison without parole for the murder of Sonny Limpy. There's no word yet on whether Garcia could serve that time at the GEO prison, but he's due back in court on April 8th for sentencing. 

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