Now a convicted murderer, Fred Yazdi opted for a judge to decide his sentence in a Williamson County courtroom Thursday morning. The judge's decision could come by Thursday of next week.
Yazdi was found guilty late Wednesday night in the shooting death of 23-year-old Enrique Recio last year. Prosecutors say in February 2012, Recio crashed his car near Yazdi's Avery Ranch home while driving drunk.
When Recio ran away from the scene to avoid getting caught, he ended up on Yazdi's property. That's when prosecutors say Yazdi went outside and shot Recio as he tried to run away.
Yazdi claimed he shot Recio in self-defense.