Houston man sentenced to life in prison for murder of elementary school teacher

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Raul Rodriguez was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an elementary school teacher. (KTRK)

A man who was convicted for the second time for the murder of an elementary school teacher learned his sentence Tuesday afternoon.

The jury returned a life sentence for Raul Rodriguez, who videotaped himself shooting and killing elementary school teacher Kelly Danaher during a party. He called it self-defense.

Back in 2012, Rodriguez was convicted in Danaher's murder. But after serving just two years of his 40-year sentence, an appeals court decided he deserved a new trial because of confusing jury instructions. So Rodriguez went back on trial.

After the sentence was handed down, Danaher's sister gave a victim impact statement, speaking directly to Rodriguez. The entire statement is below.

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Kelly Danaher's sister addressed killer Raul Rodriguez in court on Tuesday.

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