Ex-deputy constable gets prison for sex with teen

February 7, 2008 4:09:51 PM PST
The wife of a former Harris County deputy constable became hysterical when a jury sent him to prison Thursday afternoon. Denise Spiller started crying after a jury sentenced her husband, Eric Spiller, to 14 years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old girl.

"He deserved to go home to his children and his family and his wife," she said. "He suffered enough. He was a perfect candidate for probation."

The defense argued that prison time would amount to a death sentence for Spiller because of his law enforcement background.

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