A jury in Dallas on Wednesday sentenced Jose Arreola to 28 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for brutally attacking his girlfriend in March 2011.
Precinct 1 Constable Derick Evans was sentenced to two years probation and a $10,000 fine for engaging in organized criminal activity, a Dallas County jury ruled Monday.
Dallas County’s Department of Justice director is defending ankle monitors, saying few clients tamper with them and it saves the county up to $125,000.
Maria Escamilla says she’s endured more than 500 stitches and suffered through four surgeries. Her accused attacker has to wear an ankle monitor, but last week it briefly went dark.