After being on trial for two weeks, a Travis County jury in Austin has found 20-year-old Meechaeil Criner guilty of capital murder in UT freshman Haruka Weiser’s death in 2016.
The jury couldn't reach a verdict yesterday.
Criner received an automatic life sentence. He'll be eligible for parole in 40 years when he's 60.
Weiser was an 18-year-old freshman dance major from Portland, Oregon.
Criner was 17 at the time and homeless. He was seen on campus surveillance video following Weiser down a dimly lit path on the UT campus before her death.
Weiser was sexually assaulted and strangled. Her body was found near a creek.