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Family members of Isidro Delacruz take the stand in capital murder trial sentencing phase

San Angelo, TX - The sentencing phase in the Isidro Delacruz capital murder trial continued on Thursday with family members and friends taking the stand to talk about Delacruz's life growing up.

Juan Delacruz — the father of Isidro Delacruz — was one of those people and began to tear up as he identified Isidro as his son.

On March 29th Delacruz was found guilty of capital murder for an incident in September 2014 where 5-year -ld Naiya Villegas died after she was found by San Angelo police with cuts to her throat.

The father of Isidro Delacruz said in court on Thursday that he tried to keep Isidro out of trouble and was worried about Isidro's relationship with Tanya Bermea — the mother of Naiya Villegas

Juan Delacruz testified he told Isidro and Tanya at the end of their relationship to stay away from each other.

The great grandmother of a son of Isidro's said in court she believed an injustice was done in court with Delacruz being convicted of capital murder.

Isidro's youngest brother Lorenzo would say he did not believe Isidro committed the crime as well — however both testified they understood Isidro was ultimately found guilty of the crime and now faces a life sentence or the death penalty.

Jurors are expected to see more witnesses called to the stand by defense attorneys on Friday.


Trial history starting with guilty verdict announced in late March.

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