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Listen In, Lubbock: Recapping the trial of Hollis Daniels III

Hollis Daniels is escorted out of the Lubbock County Courthouse on April 22, 2022.
Gabriel Monte
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Hollis Daniels is escorted out of the Lubbock County Courthouse on April 22, 2022.

Last week, Hollis Reid Daniels was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr. in October of 2017.

A jury decided his fate, after hearing hours of testimony and evidence. They chose life in prison for him rather than the death penalty.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Court Reporter Gabriel Monte was in the courtroom through the trial. He joins us in the studio today to tell us more about the case.

Gabriel Monte, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Helpful links:

Hollis Daniels gets life sentence for 2017 slaying of Texas Tech police officer Floyd East Jr. from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Widow of slain Texas Tech officer urges people struggling with mental health issues to reach out for help from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Footage of deadly shooting played to jurors in Hollis Daniels capital murder trial from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.
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