Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I shot the sheriff but I didn't shoot no deputy
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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