Vernon Gilmore Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/13/06

Vernon Gilmore Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder

A second murder conviction will put Vernon Gilmore in prison for good. Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said, "Our whole goal was to ensure he never walks out of the prison ever. That certainly was accomplished."

On Thursday, Gilmore pleaded guilty to capital murder in the shooting death of Rex McGuire and was sentenced to life in prison. McGuire was found dead in his Central Lubbock home last April. Gilmore then apparently stole McGuire's truck and checks before firing at an officer and leading police on a manhunt that ended in Dallas. Last week, he was sentenced to 132 years in federal prison for car jacking and weapons charges.

Detective Carter said McGuire's family is satisfied with the sentencings. Carter said, "They feel like a career criminal has been taken off the streets and he shouldn't see the light of day again." In the 1980's, Gilmore was convicted of murdering a man in Lubbock and received a 99 year prison sentence. In that case, he served only a few years because of a shortage of prison beds in Texas at the time.

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