Lubbock Man Sentenced for Shooting Motorcyclist - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/6/06

Lubbock Man Sentenced for Shooting Motorcyclist

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

He admitted he did it and now a Lubbock man is going to jail for killing a motorcyclist.

Russell Baldree died from a gunshot wound he received while riding his bike near 50th and Indiana, in August of 2004. The case went unsolved more than a year until a crime line tip led police to Michael Rodriguez and Michael Chavez.

Friday, Rodriguez pleaded guilty to murder. As part of the plea, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He'll be eligible for parole in 20 years.

Chavez will go to trial on April 10th. He faces up to life in prison.

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