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Second defendant pleads in homicide case

Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:00 am

A second defendant involved in helping the suspect in the Thanksgiving weekend murder of a Houston school teacher flee the state was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week. 

The Wharton County District Attorney’s office said that Monica Perez, 25, of Bay City was sentenced to the maximum allowed by the law after entering an open plea to District Court Judge Randy Clapp on a charge of tampering with physical evidence. Under an open plea, a defendant is open to the full range of punishment. A third degree felony, the punishment range for tampering  is 2 to 10 years and can be served as deferred probation, probation or jail time.

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