UPDATE: 4:25 p.m.
Fort Worth crime scene investigators are telling jurors about the items - including the murder weapon - seized from the car that accused killer Mark Anthony Soliz was riding in when he was arrested.
Crime scene investigator Timothy Lee testified in Soliz's capital murder trial that he found the 9mm handgun later linked to the crime and took two fingerprints off the packaging of a label maker found in the car.
The long string of items seized sent Prosecutor Christy Jack digging for large Ziploc bags to hold the items once Uckle took them out of their sealed packaging during testimony.
Jack has joined Johnson County Assistant District Attorneys Martin Strahan and Larry Chambless in prosecuting the case.
Defense attorneys have suggested during questioning that the ringleader of the 2010 crime spree was co-defendant Jose "Joe" Ramos, who is awaiting trial.
Soliz is facing capital murder in the death of Nancy Weatherly, 61, of Godley. He is awaiting trial in Tarrant County in the death of beer deliveryman Ruben Martinez.
Ramos is also awaiting trial for capital murder in those deaths.
If convicted, Soliz is facing the death penalty. Prosecutors say they have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Ramos.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m.
CLEBURNE - Tattoos may tell the story of accused gunman Mark Anthony Soliz, who is standing trial on capital murder charges in the shooting death of a Godley woman.
A large tattoo on his upper arm depicts the comedy-tragedy mask and the words, "Live Now. Die Later." It mixes with the gang symbols and teardrops scattered across Soliz's body.
Photos of those tattoos were presented to jurors Tuesday, to show Soliz's involvement with a northside gang known as Varrio North Side. The VNS reference is an Anglicized variation on the Spanish word, barrio, which means neighborhood, and is used by a northside gang, former gang officer Jesus Alaniz testified Tuesday.
Co-defendant Jose "Joe" Ramos is also affiliated with a gang known as Puro Tango Blast, Alaniz testified.
The two are charged with capital murder in an 8-day crime spree that stretched from Fort Worth to Johnson County and left two people dead. Soliz is standing trial in state District Judge Bill Bosworth's court in Johnson County in Weatherly's death, and is awaiting trial in Tarrant County in the death of a beer deliveryman.
He could get the death penalty if convicted.
Ramos is also facing capital murder charges in both cases, but prosecutors have said they have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against him.
Testimony is expected to resume after a lunch break, about 1:15 p.m.
UPDATE: 10:40 a.m
Accused killers Mark Anthony Soliz and Jose "Joe" Ramos were known gang member on Fort Worth's northside, a former Fort Worth gang officer told jurors Tuesday.
Detective Jesus Alaniz, who has since been promoted to criminal investigations, told jurors that Soliz - known as "Kilo" - and Ramos were suspected of being involved in a string of Fort Worth armed robberies when they finally were arrested in June 2010.
Alaniz said Soliz was known to be in the VNS gang - Vario North Side - and the Texas Syndicate prison gang. Ramos also was known to be in a prison gang.
Alaniz testified as prosecutors laid out a crime spree that stretched over 8 days, starting with a home burglary that netted the murder weapon and continuing through the death of Nancy Weatherly of Godley on June 29, 2010.
The judge is now considering whether to allow prosecutors to be able to force Alaniz to display his gang tattoos.
CLEBURNE - A juror with a toothache briefly delayed the start of testimony Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Mark Anthony Soliz, accused of killing a Godley woman in Johnson County and a Fort Worth man in a five-day crime spree.
State District Judge Bill Bosworth told attorneys about 9 a.m. that a juror had alerted him that she had dental surgery on Feb 23, and had been seen by her dentist in Crowley on Monday evening for "pain and discomfort."
She is also set to have her sutures removed on Wednesday, the judge said.
Prosecutor Christy Jack asked the judge to question the woman about whether her pain was making it difficult to continue hearing the case. Defense attorneys Mike Heiskell and Greg Westfall urged the court "not to make it more than it is."
After brief consultation with the woman privately, the judge said she was able to continue and would agree to have her sutures removed by a Cleburne dentist during the lunch break on Friday.
Soliz is standing trial on a capital murder charge in the death of Nancy Weatherly, 61, who was shot during a burglary of her rural home in Godley.
Soliz and another man, Jose "Joe" Ramos, are accused of killing Weatherly during a spree that stretched across two counties in 2010. Tarrant prosecutors are assisting the Johnson County district attorney's office.
Soliz and Ramos are also facing capital murder charges in Tarrant County as well in the death of beer deliveryman Ruben Martinez.
Testimony resumed Tuesday morning with a Fort Worth police investigator.