EL PASO, Texas -

Closing arguments are taking place in the capital murder trial of Juan “Johnny” Gonzalez.

He is on trial for the beating death of off-duty El Paso Police Officer Jonathan Molina nearly two years ago.

Prosecutors say it happened after Molina saw a group of teens keying his car and he confronted them.

Last week saw a key witness plead the fifth, meaning he would not be giving testimony in this case.

Today, the jury got a look at text messages Gonzalez sent to his girlfriend after the incident.

One said,”At first I told him to back off then he pushed me so I punched him, then I tackled him and punched him again.

Another text message said, “It’s not my fault. He was like 30 and twice my size. I’m really really really scared.