Naomi Lee Alva found guilty of murder, sentenced to life in prison

Staff Report
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The family of Adrian Garza finally gets justice.

It only took a jury less than 30 minutes to convict Naomi Lee Alva in his murder.

The 20 year old was involved in the shooting death of Adrian Ramirez Garza.

He was killed at a party in west Odessa back in June of 2006, after a fight got out of hand.

Both District Attorney Bobby Bland and Garza's family expressed their happiness with the jury's decision.

"It was a quick verdict both for the guilt and for the life sentence and it was appropriate, and I appreciate the jury and all their hard work," Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland, said.

"She just figured oh I can do this and I can get away with it.  I'll probably get set free and it didn't work that way.  My aunt, my mom, everybody feels the way they do.  We're not laughing because she got that, we're smiling and we're rejoicing because everything came out our way," Saul Molina, Cousin of Adrian Garza, said.

Alva will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

Two others were also charged in the murder.

Jesse McGinnis was convicted for his part in the crime and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

The other man charged, Johnny Joe Oranday has not gone to trial.