Ex-officer in Texas gets 25 years for slaying

November 15, 2011 4:41:37 AM PST
A former Customs and Border Protection officer in South Texas has been sentenced to 25 years in prison over the shooting death of a bar owner.

Jurors in Edinburg earlier Monday convicted 33-year-old Jose Guadalupe Elizondo of murder.

Prosecutors say Elizondo was not on duty, in August 2010, when 49-year-old Fermin Limon was fatally shot outside his club near Alton.

Investigators say Elizondo had been thrown out of the bar, retrieved his government-issued gun from his truck and shot Limon.

Elizondo testified that the shooting was self-defense.