Man sentenced for murder plot in connection with Fort Sam shooting
US attorneys: Leonard Roundtree sentenced for plotting to kill his uncle's common-law wife
SAN ANTONIO – A 29-year-old Dallas-area man was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday for plotting to kill his uncle's common-law wife, U.S. attorneys said.
The sentencing of Leonard Roundtree, III, of Richardson, Texas, is followed by three years of supervised release, authorities said.
In April, a jury convicted Roundtree of one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
Evidence presented in open court revealed on June 10, 2013, Roundtree's uncle, 52-year-old Alvin Roundtree, shot and wounded his common-law wife with a .45-caliber handgun inside the Medical Training Facility located on Fort Sam Houston Army Post.
The victim, who suffered a total of seven gunshot wounds, was taken into surgery and survived the incident, authorities said.
Authorities arrested Alvin Roundtree while still on Fort Sam Houston and recovered the firearm.
Recorded phone calls between the Alvin and Leonard Roundtree revealed the two conspired to hire someone to kill the victim to prevent her testimony in court, U.S. attorneys said.
The evidence revealed Leonard Roundtree agreed to and delivered information between his uncle and the hitman, ultimately agreeing to pay $10,000 upon proof the murder, officials said.
In March, Alvin Roundtree pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon.
On Sept. 9, Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sentenced Alvin Roundtree to the maximum 20 years in federal prison, U.S. attorneys said.
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