Ransom Canyon burglar sentenced to 30 years in prison - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/1/09

Ransom Canyon burglar sentenced to 30 years in prison

Courtesy: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Eric Deleon was found guilty in November of 2008 of burglarizing a home in Ransom Canyon and stabbing the homeowner, but the jury got hung-up on the sentencing.

Monday morning, 32-year-old Eric Deleon accepted a plea bargain and will serve 30 years in prison.

In March of 2006, Deleon broke into the bedroom of 73-year-old Thomas Ritter while he and his wife were sleeping.

Deleon stabbed Ritter, his wife then shot Deleon in the chest. The defense argued insanity, saying Deleon is schizophrenic.

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