DENTON, Texas (AP) — An ex-Marine has received a 44-year prison term after his conviction for murder in the New Year’s Day 2016 shooting of a 20-year-old University of North Texas student.
The Denton County jury deliberated about four hours Tuesday in Denton before deciding on Eric Johnson’s sentence.READ MORE: City of Dallas Re-Launches In-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations, Opting For Moderna Instead of Johnson & Johnson
Denton police say people from both vehicles had attended the same New Year’s Eve party.READ MORE: Burleson Police Officer Stable After Being Shot 'Multiple' Times, Search Continues For 3 Suspects
An affidavit says the shooting happened when men in an SUV made sexual remarks toward Mutschlechner and a female riding with her in another vehicle.
Johnson’s attorneys had argued the fatal gunshot was meant as a warning but hit Mustschlechner by mistake.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Used Syringes, Bloody Tubing And Other Medical Waste Found Along Eastbound Highway 114 In Southlake
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