May 21, 2008

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced In Officer’s Murder

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced In Officer’s Murder

May 20, 2008--A jury Tuesday in Houston sentenced an illegal immigrant from Mexico convicted in the 2006 shooting death of a policeman to life in prison.

On May 8, jurors found Juan Leonardo Quintero-Perez, 34, guilty of capital murder in the slaying of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson, 42, during a traffic stop.

Johnson was shot several times after arresting Quintero-Perez for driving without a license.

Records show Quintero-Perez was deported in 1999 after he was convicted of indecency with a child.

Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty for Quintero-Perez.

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