Tom Green County Jury Sends Convicted Murderer to Prison for Decades


SAN ANGELO – A man convicted of murder by a Tom Green County jury on Friday will now join his son in the state penitentiary after a jury sentenced him to 20 years in prison for murder.

According to court documents, on May 16, Garry Jennings, 65, was sentenced to 20 years for Murder, 20 years for Aggravated Kidnapping, and 20 years for Tampering with Evidence by the jury Monday.

Jennings was convicted Friday on all three counts by a Tom Green County jury. For more see: Final Culprit in Duckworth Road Murder Found Guilty

Jennings was found guilty of participating in the murder and disposing of the body of Eric Torrez. He was not the only defendant. In fact he was the first of five different people accused of playing a role in the murder. One of those defendants was Jennings' son Stephen.

Jennings was the last to have pleaded guilty or been found guilty. He will be given time credit for 4 years, 9 months, and 13 days he served in the Tom Green County Detention Facility. 

Jennings will remain in the Tom Green County Jail until he is handed over to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division to finish his sentence in a state prison.

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