Alcohol played a role in the slaying of Austin Police Officer 02/25/14
February 25, 2014
AUSTIN— An ex-roommate of a Central Texas man has testified the pair drank alcohol the day before an Austin police officer was slain. Prosecution testimony continues Tuesday in Austin in the penalty phase for Brandon Daniel, who could get the death penalty for the killing. Jurors on Friday convicted Daniel of capital murder in the April 6, 2012, fatal shooting of Officer Jaime Padron (HEYE'-may pah-DRONE'). The officer answered a disturbance call at a Wal-Mart.