FORT WORTH -- Eric Hollie was shot once in the chest and then left on the murderer’s front porch to die, according to testimony presented during a murder trial this week.
A jury convicted Harold Graves Jr., 46, of murder on Thursday after deliberating more than three hours in state District Judge Everett Young’s court. Graves was also convicted on an evidence tampering charge for disposing of the murder weapon, a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said.
Tarrant County prosecutors, Jim Hudson and Lisa Callaghan, presented evidence showing that Hollie and Graves were arguing on Graves’ front porch in the 1400 block of Roma Lane early on May 11, 2012.
Graves shot Hollie once in the chest and then fled to a relative’s house with his son and two women who were staying at the house, the release said.
Hollie’s body was found about three hours later by neighbors going to work and school, the release said. -- Mitch Mitchell