BRIDGE CITY - A man police say brutally killed the mother of his children in 2016 has admitted to the crime and is awaiting to serve his 45 year sentence in prison.
41-year-old Jorge Elizalde-Sanchez was charged with the murder of 27-year-old Kara Willingham of Bridge City.
The murder occurred in their home on September 14, 2016. According to the affidavit, Elizalde Sanchez later told officers he choked Willingham to death.
Willingham was the mother of Sanchez’s children. Sanchez plead guilty to the murder before 260th District Judge Buddie Hahn and was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Friday.
Elizalde-Sanchez will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence. He will however be deported after he serves his sentence.
Sanchez is currently at the Orange County jail awaiting to be transferred to prison.
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