Friday, June 29, 2012
POS gets life
Mata gets life, forced to hear victim's mom
NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County jurors apparently didn’t believe the defense’s theory that Diana Mata was already dying of a stroke when her husband Paul C. Mata beat her to death at their home in October 2010.
After testimony Thursday afternoon in the first-degree murder trial’s penalty phase, the jury of eight women and four men sentenced Mata, 54, of New Braunfels, to life in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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