- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Bryan man condemned for the 2007 killing of a neighbor but whose death penalty was overturned must serve life in prison without parole.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Christian Olsen was resentenced Tuesday. Olsen in 2009 was convicted of capital murder for the slaying of Etta Jean Westbrook.

An appeals court in 2012 ordered a new penalty phase. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty again because some evidence was mishandled, plus a key witness died in prison.

Investigators say Olsen’s girlfriend Kelly Sifuentez, who was 20 years older than him, coaxed him into killing her mother, Geraldine Lloyd, in 2006. Olsen was charged but not tried in that death.

Sifuentez pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation of capital murder in her mother’s death and received 30 years. Sifuentez committed suicide last year.



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