AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering a driver he flagged down with his firearm, in a bizarre case police originally thought was a simple traffic accident.
Authorities’ investigations connected Darius Lovings with the 2012 death of William Ervin, whose death was originally believed to be an innocent traffic fatality – until they found gunshot wounds on Ervin’s body, inconsenthat would not have been caused by a collision.
When they began investigate it as a suspicious death, they linked Lovings to a similar case in which a motorist had reported being flagged down by a man with a firearm around the same time, both on Sprinkle Cut-Off Road, a day before Ervin was discovered.
Both incidents happened on Sprinkle Cut-Off Road within an hour of each other.
Punishment phase will begin on Wednesday after docket call.