Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bad behavior punished

55 years for attempted murder.

A pretty harsh sentence for some pretty harsh behavior. he will have to do 1/2 of the sentence before he could even be considered eligible for parole.

Which means he'd be around 78 years old before he could get parole. Essentially he received a life sentence.

Man gets 55 years for shooting wife, son
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A San Antonio man who caused an hourslong police standoff two years ago after shooting his wife and beating his teen son with a baseball bat was sentenced Monday to 55 years in prison.

Richard Earl Lozano, 51, will have to serve at least half of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Debra Guevara, who divorced Lozano after the Oct. 3, 2007, attack, was hospitalized for about a month with a shattered femur and a collapsed lung.

The rest of the story:

Jurors also sentenced Lozano to 20 years in prison for grazing his son with a bullet during the same attack, although the sentence will be served concurrent to the 55 years he got for shooting his wife, attorneys said.