SAN ANTONIO -- The punishment phase of the James Morrison capital murder trial got underway Monday, with powerful testimony from one of his victims.
The prosecution revealed for the first time that Morrison's girlfriend, Candice Moten, was four-and-a-half months pregnant with his child, when he shot her in April 2009 outside the Saddlewood Apartments off NE Loop 410 and Perrin Beitel.
Moten suffered several injuries, including a collapsed lung, and eventually lost the baby.
After more than four hours of deliberations Friday, Morrison was convicted of murdering Candice's sister Krystle and mother Laura during the same attack.
Morrison's defense lawyers maintain their client was acting in self-defense.
Monday's testimony also focused on Morrison's behavior at the Bexar County Jail while he awaited trial.
The prosecution used witness testimony from Bexar County detention officers to try and show that Morrison was a threat to his fellow inmates.
The defense argued that Morrison had no documented history of assault while awaiting trial.
Testimony continues Tuesday.
Morrison faces either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.