EL PASO — Fifty-five years in prison. That's how long an El Paso man will be spending behind bars.
A jury found Hector Tellez guilty on two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault. A collective $30,000 was also called for in the sentence.
A jury came to the decision just moments ago at the 384th District Court. It took the jury about three hours to decide Hector Tellez's punishment. The decision came a hours after tearful testimony from Tellez's family.
Hector Tellez himself can be seen shedding a tear while his family members testified on his behalf. He even broke down at the stand himself. Family members say Tellez has been despondent and suicidal since the accident.
Tellez was found guilty for killing two teens who were helping a friend on the side of the road. Tellez drove drunk and hit Aaron Carrillo and Jonathon Cervoni, and injured Mark Dobbs.
Tellez' test results from that night revealed a blood alcohol level almost 3 times the legal limit. He had heroine in his system, according to reports of the investigation.
Tellez also faces deportation. When he took the stand he says he'll find out if he will be deported in May.