2021-12-14

Update for Tuesday, December 14, 2021

BREZINA FOUND GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER — Ronnie Brezina of Decatur was found guilty of capital murder in the death of Brandy Wallen Monday in Jack County and sentenced to life in prison. The jury deliberated for 1 1/2 hours before returning its verdict. Capital murder carries an automatic life sentence, so no punishment phase of the trial was needed. Brezina was found guilty in the Jan. 7, 2019, stabbing death of Wallen, his ex-fiancee, at Toast Your Bunz tanning salon in Decatur. Brezina’s defense attorneys called one witness Monday before resting their case.