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.