Brother of Farmersville murder victim will be special guest at State of the Union address

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The brother of a Farmersville man who was shot and killed at a Visalia AM/PM in 2018 will join President Donald Trump as a special guest to the State of the Union address.

White House officials announced Jody Jones as one of 11 guests joining the president and First Lady Melania Trump Tuesday night.

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Jones' brother, 51-year-old Rocky Jones, was shot by 36-year-old Gustavo Garcia.

Garcia committed several crimes over the course of two days across the South Valley in December 2018. His crimes, dubbed a "reign of terror" by law enforcement, including armed robbery, homicide, shooting and a police chase.

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Authorities say Garcia had immigration holds in 2004, 2012, and 2014 and was deported in 2014. He also had a prior criminal record.

The State of the Union address will begin at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Editor's Note: The video above is from our December 17, 2018 broadcast.
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