Trial underway for man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend in

Trial underway for man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend in 2017

Posted: Updated:
LUBBOCK, Texas -

A Lubbock man is on trial accused of murdering his girlfriend in January of 2017. 

Juan Carlos Gallardo is charged with shooting and killing Yvette Ellis at her home in central Lubbock. Prosecutors say Gallardo abused Ellis, isolated her from her friends and co-workers, and fought with her. They claim Gallardo feared Ellis was going to leave him and threatened suicide. 

Lead prosecutor Jessica Gorman says Gallardo executed Ellis in her own kitchen in front of her children. Gallardo's defense attorney isn't arguing it's a tragic case, but asks the jury to set aside emotions and follow the evidence. 

If convicted, Gallardo faces up to life in prison with the possibility for parole. 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Gloomy and cold day, with increasing rain chances

    Gloomy and cold day, with increasing rain chances

    Rain chances will increase for our area during the early afternoon hours. Get the details on how long it lasts and how much is expected in the FOX34 Weather Blog.
    Rain chances will increase for our area during the early afternoon hours. Get the details on how long it lasts and how much is expected in the FOX34 Weather Blog.
  • Police: 2 dead in Texas club shooting, suspect arrested

    Police: 2 dead in Texas club shooting, suspect arrested

    Monday, January 20 2020 2:57 AM EST2020-01-20 07:57:21 GMT
    Tuesday, January 21 2020 1:57 AM EST2020-01-21 06:57:15 GMT
    (KSAT via AP). In this image made from video provided by KSAT, San Antonio police officers work the scene of a deadly shooting at the Ventura, a music venue in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Texas authorities says at least a few people were...(KSAT via AP). In this image made from video provided by KSAT, San Antonio police officers work the scene of a deadly shooting at the Ventura, a music venue in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Texas authorities says at least a few people were...
    (KSAT via AP). In this image made from video provided by KSAT, San Antonio police officers work the scene of a deadly shooting at the Ventura, a music venue in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Texas authorities says at least a few people were...(KSAT via AP). In this image made from video provided by KSAT, San Antonio police officers work the scene of a deadly shooting at the Ventura, a music venue in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Texas authorities says at least a few people were...
    Texas authorities say a search for a suspect continues after two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert inside a San Antonio club.
    Texas authorities say a search for a suspect continues after two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert inside a San Antonio club.
  • McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

    McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

    Monday, January 20 2020 12:37 AM EST2020-01-20 05:37:06 GMT
    Tuesday, January 21 2020 12:27 AM EST2020-01-21 05:27:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). The U.S. flag flies over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). The U.S. flag flies over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). The U.S. flag flies over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). The U.S. flag flies over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
    The impeachment trial of President Donald will resume this week and may start with a fight over the ground rules.
    The impeachment trial of President Donald will resume this week and may start with a fight over the ground rules.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.