Man Gets Life for Killing Friend Over Last Beer

From Times Wire Reports

A jury gave a life sentence to a Bandera man who shot and killed a longtime friend he accused of drinking the last beer in his refrigerator.

Jurors deliberated less than two hours before passing the sentence on Steven Brasher, 42, for the Nov. 5, 2001, murder of Willie Lawson, 39.

“There was only two beers left, so I took one, and I told Willie not to take my last beer,” Brasher said in a taped statement that was played for jurors during the trial.