Guilty verdict for 86-year-old murder suspect

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A Bell County jury found 86-year-old Santiago Vasquez guilty Friday of killing his neighbor. 

Vasquez of Killeen is charged in the death of 80-year-old John Wesley Seth, Jr.

Killeen Police say Vasquez and 80-year-old John Wesley Seth, Jr. had been involved in some kind of ongoing dispute and shortly after 3:00 p.m. on a Tuesday in  May 2017, Seth was walking to his mailbox when the two met up and an argument began.

Police reports indicate that the victim was first struck with a cane, then shots were fired.

No word yet on when sentencing will begin.

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