KATY (Covering Katy News) – David Temple has once again been found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife in their Katy home 20 years ago. Temple was first convicted of the January 1999 killing after a trial in 2007. He was sentenced to life in prison. After almost a decade of incarceration, his original conviction was overturned on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct.
The second guilty verdict came after 18 days of testimony and eight hours of jury deliberation.
Temple, the former head football coach at Alief Hastings High School, was accused of shooting his wife, Belinda Temple, in the back of the head with a shotgun while she was in a closet in their home. She was a teacher at Katy High School and eight months pregnant at the time.
At the time of the murder, Temple was having an affair and later married his mistress. She has filed for divorce.
Prosecutors claimed that Temple murdered his wife because he wanted out of the marriage and staged the crime scene to look like a burglary. The defense claimed that several people had motive to kill Belinda and pointed to a disgruntled student as the possible killer. They also claimed that the timeline did not add up for Temple to have committed the murder.