ODESSA, TX –– One of the suspects connected to a 2020 murder has been sentenced to five decades in prison.
Back in January of 2020, Johnathen Payen Sanchez and Johnny Bryan Hernandez were charged in connection to the shooting of two teenage victims. While both victims were alive when officers arrived at the scene, one of the victims died at the hospital.
As a result, Sanchez and Hernandez were both charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Earlier this week, an Ector County jury found Hernandez guilty of both charges.
During the punishment phase of the trial, the jury sentenced Hernandez to 50 years for murder and 20 years for aggravated assault.
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