The day was filled with tears after David Mark Temple, a coach and a former Katy High School football star, was convicted of murder Thursday: a killing that would allow him to be with another woman, prosecutors said.
Almost all of the Temple family bowed their heads and began crying. Temple’s older brother put his head in his hands and sobbed. His younger brother clutched their father and shook.
When the audience stood as visiting state District Judge Doug Shaver dismissed the jury, Temple’s mother sat immobile as she cried.
After the jurors had gone, Temple was led away by deputies. He tried to stop to say goodbye to his parents before being swept out, a gesture that left his father in tears.
Temple faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for shooting his wife in the back of the head in a closet of the couple’s Katy home.
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