BELTON — The Killeen man who police said murdered his roommate has been found guilty of manslaughter by a jury, according to 264th District Court Coordinator Gwenda D. Thompson.
The deliberation portion of his jury trial began at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. The jury trial began Monday.
Frankie Boyd III hit his roommate three times before going across the street to watch television and leaving him for dead on Dec. 22, 2016, Assistant District Attorney Michael Waldman told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday.
“The law and the facts give you every single element,” he said.
The jury trial for Frankie Boyd III, a Killeen man who police say was responsible for the death of 52-year-old Randy Joe Oliver,entered its final stage on Wednesday in 264th District Court. Judge Joe Carroll sat in as the judge in this case.
Police said Boyd assaulted Oliver, his roommate, and left him bleeding and unconscious in a neighbor’s yard, police said.
When police responded to the area of Libra Drive and Milky Way Avenue about 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 2016, they saw Oliver lying face down, unresponsive and bleeding in a neighbor’s front yard. After CPR, he was taken to a hospital. Oliver had broken bones in the face and multiple areas of bleeding in the brain.
Boyd, 23, was arrested on an aggravated assault charge. He told police the man was his roommate, but he got into an argument with him that day, according to an arrest affidavit.
Boyd wrote in a statement to police that he hit the man three times before he took him outside and dropped him in the neighbor’s yard. He told police that he didn’t know Oliver was bleeding, and took 45 minutes to call for medical help.
Police said blood was found in the man’s bedroom.
When police originally questioned Boyd, he told them that he didn’t know what was going on, according to Waldman.
Boyd's punishment will be determined later this afternoon, according Johnson.