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Jury finds Abilene man guilty of exploiting elderly man

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ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man was found guilty of first-degree felony burglary of a habitation and exploitation of an elderly victim Thursday afternoon by a Taylor County jury.

Christopher Webster, 41, broke in the home of a 74-year-old man in January of 2014, tied him up and robbed him. He was caught using his debt card weeks later.

Assistant District Attorney Arimy Beasley told KTXS that Webster's pretrial sentencing investigation will be held in 45 days.

Webster's first trial ended in a hung jury in March.

Police allege Webster was accompanied by 38-year-old Delores Salazar during the burglary.

When police arrived on scene, the victim was found locked in his closet. He had been bound and gagged.

The victim told police that Webster and Salazar assaulted him with a stun gun before they tied him up.

According to court documents, Webster later confessed to using a rope and telephone cord to restrain the victim.

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