Lubbock man accepts sentence of life without parole for murder - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/31/10

Lubbock man accepts sentence of life without parole for Lubbock murder

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Raymundo Garza Junior, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Raymundo Garza Junior, Source: Lubbock Sheriff's Office
Tina Sanchez Tina Sanchez

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Lubbock man pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to capital murder, accepting an automatic sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Raymundo Garza Jr., 29, admitted to stabbing 48-year-old Tina Sanchez to death in February 2009. The stabbing happened in the 3100 block of Emory. Tina Marie Sanchez's daughter found her dead in a back bedroom at her home.

Garza was indicted on capital murder charges in June of 2009.

Authorities arrested Garza at the Texas-Mexico on May 15th, 2009 as he was attempting to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico through a drainage canal. He was extradited to Lubbock from El Paso.

Authorities were able to locate Garza after they found Sanchez's Dodge pickup that had been missing since her murder. The pickup was located in Juarez, Mexico.

Authorities will not release the name of the facility that Garza will be taken to for security reasons. KCBD NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow this story and will bring you the latest as it becomes available.

 


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