A teenager accused of killing a man in Bernal in September 2007 is getting two years in juvenile prison.
District Judge Eugenio Mathis on Wednesday sentenced Chris Trujillo before a packed courtroom, with many weeping. Trujillo pleaded guilty to manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence.
As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors reduced an open count of murder to manslaughter in exchange for Trujillo’s guilty plea.
Trujillo was 16 when he was arrested for killing Gene Padilla, 30, of Serafina.
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