Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I shot the sheriff but I didn't shoot no deputy

The "I was abused" by him too defense apparently did not work as she was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

Deputy killer's wife sentenced
By Cindy Horswell - Houston Chronicle

Pamela Leggett-Ortez sobbed uncontrollably in a Houston federal courtroom Monday, asking for leniency for her role in the deadly shooting of a Chambers County deputy at her home, where authorities found a stockpile of 120 homemade bombs.

At her sentencing, Leggett-Ortez made her first public comments since the death three years ago of Deputy Shane Detwiler.

“I'm so sorry,” she said, contending that she, too, had been victimized — abused for years — by her husband. Gilbert “Tuffy” Ortez Jr. fatally shot Detwiler before committing suicide.

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