Sisters get prison, victim lured from Austin bar

May 17, 2012 5:13:42 AM PDT
A judge has ordered prison for two sisters linked to the 2010 death of man who was lured from a Central Texas bar, robbed and shot.

A judge in Georgetown on Wednesday sentenced Veronica Ortiz to 35 years in prison. Isabel Gonzales received a 15-year term.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the sisters pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Both originally were charged with capital murder in the slaying of 18-year-old Raul Vizueth Torres.

Investigators say Ortiz and Gonzales met the victim and another man at an Austin bar and later asked for a ride to Taylor.

Authorities say the women's brother-in-law, Bobby Burks Jr., fatally shot Torres. Burks was convicted in February of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. Both women testified against him.

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