- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A jury has sentenced a 32-year-old man to 99 years in prison for the shooting death of his wife.

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports (https://bit.ly/VLKcm0 ) Matthew Sammuel Salazar was previously convicted of fatally shooting his wife in August. He had told authorities that he found his wife naked inside of his friend’s home in Tom Green County.

He received his sentence Thursday.

The jury heard a recording Tuesday from a 911 call in which Salazar admitted to shooting his wife.

Salazar’s attorney says he was surprised by the length of the sentence. He says his client was “understandably upset” after learning his punishment, but “understands there must be consequences.”


Information from: Standard-Times, https://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com

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