A San Antonio jury has sentenced Otis McKane to be put to death for the 2016 capital murder of SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi.
The Marconi family released the following statement:
“With the ending of this emotional trial we would like to take a moment to thank several parties involved.
Thank you to District Attorney Joe Gonzales and his entire office. To Tamara Strauch, Mario Del Prado, and Jessica Schulze — from the bottom of our hearts, we are extremely proud of all the hard work you put into bringing justice for Ben and finding closure for our family. To Judge Rangel, the 379th court staff, and the jury who served on this trial — your professionalism went above and beyond expectations. Thank you to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County + City of Floresville and Wilson County — y’all have our hearts! You have stood beside our family for the past 4.5 years and we are eternally grateful for the outpouring kindness and support you have shown. Thank you for allowing our family to grieve peacefully through this trauma. Thank you to the San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff’s Department—you’re family and you forever will be. We love each and every one of you like our own.
Thank you to The 100 Club, C.O.P.S., and SAPOA, your unwavering presence during these last few years and throughout the trial has been honorable and infinitely appreciated.
Thank you to the many friends and family who attended the trial, we are deeply humbled for the amount of love, prayer, and grace we felt through each and every one of you.
And finally, to Detective Benjamin Edward Marconi—THANK YOU for making our lives better, and the lives of everyone you touched. You are eternally missed and we will NEVER forget you—rest easy sweet Ben.”