The judge is a very smart man. He thinks everything out. I don't think he made a bad decision."
Mark Leonard was convicted on 53 charges Tuesday in connection to the Richmond Hill explosion that killed people.
INSIDE: Family members of Richmond Hill victims react to the verdict.
The defense rested its case just before 3 p.m. Thursday.
Monserrate Shirley told jurors Wednesday she would do anything for Mark Leonard because she was in love with him.
Tammy Leonard Durham told the court Tuesday morning that she’d received a text that night from her brother.
This week, jurors will hear more from lead fire investigator Lt. Mario Garza about the actual origin and cause of the explosion.
Judge John Marnocha adjourned court Wednesday morning after the defense moved for a mistrial.
They had a gas meter that was assembled in the courtroom — including piping — that they’ve used to demonstrate how gas gets into a home.
"My guys were as close as they could get," one firefighter said, after stopping to compose himself on the witness stand.