‘That’s Otis McKane correct there’

It was the rims that gave him away. That is what a pair of tire

It was the rims that gave him away.

That is what a pair of tire retail outlet personnel instructed a Bexar County jury Monday during testimony in the situation of Otis McKane, charged with cash murder in the taking pictures of Law enforcement Det. Benjamin Marconi.

Justin Rodriguez, a manager for Lease-A-Tire Custom made Wheels & Tires, and salesman Michael Garcia testified that they alerted authorities when they observed their custom rims and tires on a motor vehicle linked to the killing — a motor vehicle they stated they immediately acknowledged as McKane’s.

The two men said McKane, 36, purchased 4 tires and rims from their Bandera Highway shop in September 2016 for $1,350. They explained he built weekly payments in man or woman, the final a person on Nov. 18, 2016 — two times ahead of Marconi was killed.

Rodriguez and Garcia explained McKane dropped by the retail store every Friday to make a money payment, ordinarily carrying a black hoodie and a retro Spurs cap. They explained he was well mannered to anyone and talked about the Spurs and his really like of basketball and how he prepared to consider out for the Spurs’ minimal-league team.

Marconi, 50, a 20-12 months veteran of the law enforcement division, was shot twice in the head on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, while he sat in his patrol car or truck in entrance of Public Security Headquarters, creating a targeted visitors citation. He was functioning an additional time change.

SAPD Sgt. Danny Martinez testifies on the sixth working day of the funds murder demo of Otis McKane prior to Choose Ron Rangel in the Bexar County 379th District Courtroom, Monday, July 19, 2021.

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The suspect’s car fled the scene, crashing by two white targeted visitors arms in the parking lot of the community security developing.

Surveillance video captured a black Mitsubishi Galant, with distinct tires and black-and-chrome rims, circling the setting up that working day.

Rodriguez and Garcia testified that they noticed the car or truck on tv information experiences and regarded it as McKane’s. They stated they also identified McKane’s facial area on stability video clip that showed him going for walks into the general public safety making several hours before the taking pictures.

“I told my wife, ‘That’s Otis McKane ideal there,’” Rodriguez testified.

Garcia recalled that he was house with his parents when he observed Television set information experiences the night time Marconi was killed.

“I advised my mother that appeared like the unique I spoke to days previously, and the vehicle,” Garcia claimed.

He explained he “took one last payment” from McKane the Friday ahead of the taking pictures and also repaired a flat tire.