San Antonio man sentenced to 20 years in Fort Sam Houston shooting

Alvin Roundtree sentenced in alleged plot to kill common-law wife

SAN ANTONIO – A 52-year-old San Antonio man convicted of plotting to kill his common-law wife was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison, U.S. attorneys said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery also ordered Alvin Roundtree be placed under supervised release for 3 years after completing his prison term and forfeit his military pension.

In April, a jury convicted Roundtree's nephew, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree, III, of Richardson, Texas, of one count of conspiracy to commit murder. In March, Alvin Roundtree pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the U.S. with a deadly weapon, according to U.S. attorneys.

Evidence revealed that on June 10, 2013, Alvin Roundtree shot and wounded his intimate partner with a .45 caliber handgun inside the Medical Training Facility on Fort Sam Houston Army Post.

U.S. attorneys said the victim, who suffered a total of seven gunshot wounds, was taken into surgery and survived the incident.

Authorities arrested Roundtree while still on Fort Sam Houston and recovered the firearm.

Recorded phone calls between Alvin and Leonard Roundtree revealed the two conspired to hire someone to kill the victim to prevent her testimony in court, officials said.

U.S. attorneys said the evidence revealed Leonard Roundtree agreed to and in fact did deliver information between his uncle and the hitman, ultimately agreeing to pay $10,000 upon proof the murder.

On Friday, Biery continued the sentencing of Leonard Roundtree. U.S. attorneys said no new sentencing date has been scheduled.


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