HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man has been found guilty and sentenced in the brutal 2014 machete murder of a 14-year old boy.
A judge found Jose Ganados-Guevara guilty of murder, then sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Ganados-Guevara killed Jose Meraz, a Stovall Middle School student, whose mutilated body was found in a heavily wooded area west of Addicks Dam Road in September of 2014.
Meraz's family says the teen was killed because he refused to join the MS-13 gang. Police did say the case was gang-related.
Ganados-Guevara is the second person convicted in the case. William Alexander Valladares, 17, had previously pleaded guilty to his role and sentenced to 40 years.
Ganados-Guevara intends to appeal.
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