HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A convicted killer originally sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a Houston police officer must serve life in prison after a plea deal.

Arthur Lee Williams, 59, was re-sentenced Wednesday for the fatal shooting of Detective Daryl Shirley, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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Arthur Lee Williams (TDCJ)

Williams’ death sentence was overturned two years ago due to bad jury instructions.

Williams was on parole at a Minnesota halfway house when he fled to Houston, where Shirley tried to arrest him.

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A November defense filing said witnesses have since died, laws changed and a 911 call was taped over.

Williams must serve two consecutive sentences — life imprisonment with opportunity for parole for the slaying, and 60 years for a prior aggravated assault.

Williams isn’t eligible for parole until he’s nearly 100 years old.

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