Zaida, the sister of Belarmino Escalante Roblero, rests her head on a family portrait that includes her brother who was shot and killed in a church parking lot recently. Roblero's family remembers him as a hard working, church going man who did the best for his family. He has four young children.
ACCOMAC - A Perdue Farms Inc. worker who was fatally shot last year before dawn in the parking lot of his church while waiting for a ride to work was stalked by a car of teenagers who followed the victim from a nearby convenience store.
Opening arguments began Wednesday in the murder trial of Tyvon Smith, 19, of Parksley, who Commonwealth's Attorney Gary Agar said was one of three men who "planned to rob a Mexican" and killed 27-year-old Belarmino Escalante around 4 a.m. on July 21, 2011. They first encountered Escalante as he purchased fuel at the Nelsonia Royal Farms.
Testimony continued ...