Man accused of murder sentenced

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Juan Francisco Leal has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder that took place at the Hillside Apartments.

He plead guilty in the murder case.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The man accused of a murder back in 2012 is finally sentenced today at the 49th District Court.

Juan Francisco Leal has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder that took place at the Hillside Apartments.

He plead guilty in the murder case.

Leal and two other men wearing ski masks fatally shot 49 year old Jorge Villanueva inside his apartment.

Police records show the incident was related to drug trafficking. There has been no word yet on if he is eligible for parole.


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