SAN ANTONIO – A man who was found guilty of killing his co-worker and setting his body on fire inside an apartment was sentenced Friday to life in prison.
A judge sentenced Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia in connection with the slaying of Jared Vargas in June 2018.
Vargas' body was found inside a burning apartment in the 7900 block of Jones Maltsberger Road.
Family members of the victim said the two men had worked together.
A KSAT 12 Defenders investigation revealed that Esquivel-Garcia had been in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement twice before the slaying but was released both times.