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Man sentenced in slaying of former roommate

Jose Gonzalez receives 30-year prison sentence

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SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County jury on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 30 years in prison for killing his ex-roommate.

Jurors in the 144th District Court decided punishment for Jose Gonzalez one day after finding him guilty of murder in the shooting death of Ahn Cisneros, 39, in June 2014.

Witnesses told police Gonzalez kicked open a bedroom door at a home in the 100 block of Forrest Avenue and confronted Cisneros with a loaded semi-automatic pistol. During the confrontation, Gonzalez ordered Cisneros out of the home and shot him multiple times, police said.

Gonzalez and his girlfriend then put Cisneros' body into Cisneros' car, police said. Gonzalez drove the victim's car and left it parked on the 7200 block of Brandy Ridge, where police later discovered the body.

The suspect, who was on the run for several weeks, was apprehended in Houston.

During the punishment phase of the trial, jurors heard testimony from a man whose throat was slit by Gonzalez in 1994. Gonzalez served 15 years in prison for the attack.


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