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AT&T Stadium shooting suspect indicted on murder charge

The suspect in October’s deadly AT&T Stadium shooting was indicted on a murder charge Wednesday.
The suspect in October’s deadly AT&T Stadium shooting was indicted on a murder charge Wednesday.

The suspect in October’s deadly AT&T Stadium shooting was indicted by a Tarrant County grand jury late Wednesday, the district attorney’s office said.

Marvin Rodriguez, 28, was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His next court date is not yet set.

Rodriguez is accused of shooting Richard Sells in the neck Oct. 11 during a fight in Lot 10 of stadium parking, near Collins Street and Randol Mill Road, nearly two hours after the Cowboys lost to the New England Patriots.

Sells, 43, died Oct. 14 at a Fort Worth hospital.

The night of the shooting, Arlington officers responded to a fight in the northwest corner of the lot. Police and witnesses said Rodriguez first held a gun to the head of Lester Peters, a tailgater from Lufkin, which prompted the aggravated assault charge.

Rodriguez let Peters go, police said, before getting involved in a second fight a minute later. Rodriguez is accused of shooting Sells in the neck when Sells fell to the ground during the fight.

Rodriguez was arrested at the scene.

He was released from jail Nov. 4, after state District Judge George Gallagher lowered his bail from a total of $300,000 to $110,000 — $75,000 on the murder charge and $35,000 on the aggravated assault charge.

Gallagher set conditions for Rodriguez’s release: He must live with his parents, wear a GPS monitor, have an alcohol monitor installed at home and not travel other than to court, his attorney’s office or his job, said Samantha Jordan, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Rodriguez is also prohibited from having contact with his two brothers, Javier and Candido, and from possessing firearms. Javier was arrested on unrelated warrants at AT&T Stadium the night of the shooting.

This report contains information from the Star-Telegram archives

Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7684, @RyanOsborneFWST

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