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Guilty verdict for man charged in Texarkana officer's death

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Justin Sanders, 21 (Source: TTPD) Justin Sanders, 21 (Source: TTPD)
William Sprague, 30 (Source: TTPD) William Sprague, 30 (Source: TTPD)
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

A man accused of fatally injuring a Texarkana police officer was found guilty of murder Monday afternoon.

Justin Sanders, 21, was charged in the hit and run death of Texarkana Police Officer William Sprague, 30, while Sprague was responding to a disturbance at a city park in June of 2013.

Police say Sanders was trying to get away in his car, and hit officer Sprague, injuring him. Sprague later died of his injuries.

The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours as the court handed them the case Monday. The trial was held in Rockwall, Texas, outside of Dallas.

Sanders was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant. Sentencing is scheduled for April 1.

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