CLEBURNE – Justice may be blind, but it also has no boundaries.
The District Attorney Offices in Tarrant and Johnson Counties have always had good comraderie, but as of late they’ve been sharing more than just goodwill. They’re also sharing resources.
The two offices have teamed up to prosecute Mark Anthony Soliz, 30, who is accused of going on a multi-day crime spree that spanned both counties and left a woman dead in Godley and a man dead in Fort Worth.
Soliz is on trial at the Guinn Justice Center in Cleburne where the opening day of his capital murder trial got underway on Monday. The jury in state district Judge Bill Bosworth’s court have heard that Soliz is accused of robbing and killing Nancy Weatherly, 61, inside her home in June 2010.
They have also heard that in the midst of his crime spree, Ruben Martinez of Fort Worth was also robbed and shot. He died later of his injuries.
The case is being prosecuted by Johnson County District Attorney Dale Hanna, Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney Christy Jack and Johnson County Assistant District Attorneys Larry Chambless and Martin Strahan.
Tarrant County Investigators Danny McCormick and Maria Hinojosa are also assisting in the case.
Soliz, who is being defended by Mike Heiskell and Greg Westfall, will face the death penalty if he is convicted of capital murder.
- Melody McDonald, Public Information Officer