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Son involved in Tyler County double murder sentenced to 10 years

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Cameron Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail) Cameron Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
Kristen Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail) Kristen Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
Letha Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail) Letha Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
Paul Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail) Paul Westfall (Source: Tyler County Jail)
WOODVILLE, TX (KTRE) -

During a sentencing hearing Tuesday afternoon, a district judge sentenced a Colmesneil man to 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for his part in the Jan. 18, 2014 shooting deaths of Nathan and Krystal Maddox.

Back in May, Cameron Westfall, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree felony tampering with evidence. As a condition of his plea, he agreed to testify against his sister and parents, who were all charged with capital murder in the case.

Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker sentenced Cameron Westfall to 10 years in prison with the possibility of parole for the first tampering charge. Gibbs-Walker also sentenced Cameron Westfall to 10 years of probation for the second tampering charge. His probation will start after his parole ends.

Krystal Maddox's mother Rhonda Humphus was in the courtroom and addressed Westfall directly after his sentencing .

"I've been told that you're different than them and I pray that you are different. I pray that you are because the time that you do in prison is nothing compared to what you have to live with. And as the judge said I really hope that you take this second chance." Humphus said.

Nathan and Krystal Maddox were gunned down in the parking lot of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Tyler County on Jan. 18, 2014. They were shot following a supervised visitation with the 5-year-old daughter of Nathan Maddox.

According to the grand jury indictment, Paul, Letha and Kristen Westfall shot the couple with a firearm. It states Cameron Westfall hid a shotgun, rifle, duct tape, shotgun shells, rifle cartridges and gloves during the sheriff's office's investigation into the deaths.

The arrests of the four came 52 days after the Maddox couple was killed. Kristen Westfall was the ex-wife of Nathan and Cameron Westfall is her brother. Paul and Letha were the maternal grandparents. The four were arrested just down the road from where the shooting happened.

Back in August, Kristen Westfall’s capital murder trial was held in Bryan. A jury found her guilty of the charge, and she will be serving a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. During the trial, Kristen Westfall took the stand in her own defense and claimed that it was actually her brother Cameron who went to the church with her father on the day of the killings.

Kristen Westfall also claimed that Letha Westfall, her mother, was a puppet master, and the rest of her family conspired together to make sure she took the fall for Nathan and Krystal Maddox’s deaths.

Letha Westfall accepted a plea bargain deal of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years in prison. As part of the plea deal, she pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder and agreed to testify against the other members of her family.

Paul Westfall has not gone to trial yet.

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