Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder in Exchange for Life Sentence
SAN ANGELO, TX -- There was a quiet tension in the small courtroom on the second floor of the Tom Green County Courthouse Monday as a San Angelo woman avoided the death penalty on a charge of capital murder by taking a plea bargain offered by the District Attorney's office that sends her to prison for life.
Elisa Victoria Losoya, now 32, was charged with capital murder in the death of 69-year-old William Valdez. According to court documents, Losoya along with codefendants Jonathan Marin, Fernando Lavaris and Eric Martinez on August 31, 2015 are accused of breaking into Valdez’s house and shooting him during an attempted robbery.
Marin was originally charged with capital murder. He also took a plea bargain in exchange for a life sentence. Lavaris also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
Martinez was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his part in the Valdez murder.
Family members of the victim and Losoya were in the small courtroom. There were tears and sighs when District Judge Carmen Dusek accepted the plea deal and sentenced Losoya to life in prison.
Valdez's daughter emotionally read a victim impact statement to the court.
Loyosa has been in custody for 1,343 days. She was also ordered to pay $7,236.80 in restitution.
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