Dedric Dixon, the Austin man, accused in 2016 of murdering 43-year-old Carlos Swist, a florist delivery man, was sentenced to 88 years in prison. The man’s trial was held this Wednesday. Although pleading not guilty, Dixon was found guilty by the jury on Friday.
Dedric Dixon Shoots Swist for $5
On the 1st of March 2016, the Austin law enforcement officers received a distress call from the 4600 Block of Springdale Road. Upon arriving at the scene, the authorities discovered a vehicle ablaze, with an individual still inside.
After the firefighters managed to douse down the flames, the authorities discovered the corpse of a man with a single gunshot wound to the head. Moreover, the van where the body was found also had bullet markings.
Shortly after, the authorities identified the victim as being 42-year-old Carlos Swist from Austin, a delivery man working for a florist. Further investigation uncovered that Swist was still driving the car when he sustained the head wound.
The homicide detectives on the scene testified in court that Swist’s foot was still pinned to the gas pedal when they’ve inspected the inside of the car and the van must have caught fire in motion. Subsequently, earlier that day, the florist delivery man, argued with an individual inside a store, later identified as being Dedric Dixon.
Apparently, the two men were arguing about a $5 bill one of them found lying on the ground. Using the information supplied by several eyewitnesses, the prosecution deduced that shortly after leaving the convenience store, Swist was followed by Dedric Dixon, who started to shoot the company car. n
For the murder of Carlos Swist, the jury sentenced Dixon to 88 years in prison. Swist is survived by a 4-year-old girl. Further details about the Dedric Dixon case to be released in the days to come.
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