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Man found guilty of murder in 2014 shooting

Aaron Ochoa murder scene (Photo Credit: KFOX14/CBS4)

A jury found a man guilty Friday afternoon in the shooting death of 18-year-old Aaron Ochoa in central El Paso in 2014.

The jury deliberated for a few hours and returned to the courtroom around 1:30 p.m.

However, they did not reach a unanimous decision and were sent back to continue deliberations.

About an hour later, the jury agreed on Miguel Bygoytia’s murder conviction.

Bygoytia faces up to 99 years in prison, and the sentencing phase of the trial will begin on Tuesday.

State Attorney Dolores Reyes gave her closing argument around 9 a.m.

She provided a quote from Bygoytia's statement to police.

"After that period I went home. I went to get the guns and I waited."

The statement referred to the day Bygoytia and Gustavo Valencia killed Ochoa.

Police say Bygoytia and Valencia were the shooters and Armando Torres was the getaway driver.

The defense attorney, Richard Esper, also quoted Bygoytia in his closing argument.

According to Esper, when Bygoytia took the stand he said if he could talk to his 18-year-old self he would say, "Talk to him (Aaron), let it go.”

Valencia was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

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