Octogenarian murderer sentenced to 14-years in prison

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A Bell County judge has sentenced 86-year-old Santiago Vasquez to 14 years in prison for killing his neighbor.

A jury found Vasquez of Killeen guilty of murdering 80-year-old John Wesley Seth, Jr. in May of 2019.

Killeen Police say Vasquez and 80-year-old John Wesley Seth, Jr. had been involved in some kind of ongoing dispute.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on a Tuesday in May 2017, Seth was walking to his mailbox when the two met up and an argument began.

Police reports indicate that the victim was first struck with a cane and then shot.

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