KWTX's Alex Cano reported that a Killeen man was sentenced for the murder of a U.S. Army veteran on Tuesday after pleading guilty to the charge.

The man being charged with the shooting death is Keith Louis Marinnie, Jr. of Killeen. He was sentenced on the shooting charges that go back to May 2017. The shooting led to the death of Travis James Granger, 29, of Killeen.

Granger, was an Army veteran who had been deployed two times to Afghanistan in his tenure with the Army. Granger was shot behind a 7-Eleven store on May 5, 2017. The 7-Eleven store was located at 1293 South Fort Hood Street in Killeen.

Granger was rushed to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, where he was pronounced dead. Granger joined the ranks of the Army back in 2006, and left the service in June 2016. Granger rose to the rank of Sargent back October of 2011, and was deployed to Afghanistan April 2011 to April 2012. Also another stint in Afghanistan from January 2013 to September 2013.

Granger was stationed to Fort Hood from October 2012 to June 2016. Granger's accolades in the Army include four Army Commendation Medals and Achievement Medals.


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