Killer sentenced to 50 years for teen murder

February 11, 2013 9:14:33 AM PST
A man convicted of killing his high school classmate will be spending the next 50 years in prison.

A jury sentenced Richard Mendoza, Jr., to 50 years in prison for the 2002 murder of Christopher Daigle in Fort Bend County. Mendoza will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.

On Thursday, the jury convicted Mendoza for the murder.

Prosecutors say Mendoza killed Daigle out of jealousy because he believed Daigle had kissed his girlfriend.