Suspected Gang Member Found Guilty And Sentenced To 20 Years

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPDATE: November 29, 2012 5:17 PM CST

Steven Uresti was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

UPDATE: November 29, 2012 3:17 PM CST

Steven Uresti was found guilty of manslaughter early Thursday morning. He now awaits sentencing, where he could be facing up to 20 years in prison.

The murder trial for a suspected gang member is now underway.

23-year-old Steven Uresti is accused of opening fire on a crowd outside the Pussycat Lounge in Ector County back in May of 2011.

One of those bullets hit and killed 17-year-old Martin Blea, Junior.

Investigators say Uresti ran off to Dallas and Houston before finally turning himself into U.S. Marshals.

He's believed to be a member of the Latin Kings gang and the shooting stemmed from a fight with a fellow gang member.