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Former High School Football Coach From Katy Convicted Second Time For Wife’s 1999 Killing

In 2007, a jury already found David Temple guilty of murder but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned that conviction in 2016.

The Harris County Criminal Justice Center is located in downtown Houston. A jury has convicted David Temple, a former local high school football coach, for the second time in the 1999 killing of his pregnant wife.

David Temple, a former high school football coach from the Katy area, was convicted on Tuesday for a second time in his pregnant wife’s killing 20 years ago.

A Harris County jury convicted Temple of murder during his retrial. Belinda Temple, a high school teacher who was seven months pregnant, was killed in January 1999.

In 2007, another jury found Temple guilty of murder, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned that conviction in 2016 because prosecutors withheld evidence.

Prosecutors told jurors Temple staged a burglary at the couple’s home in Katy and shot his wife because he was having an affair.

Defense attorneys argued Belinda Temple was killed by a 16-year-old student of hers.

The punishment phase is next in the retrial. Temple faces up to life in prison.

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