East Texas Man Sentenced for Woman's Murder

An East Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Cherokee County woman.

Luis Avalos pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing Rosa Chapa back in 2004. The woman's family had taken him into their home through their church, to help Avalos get back on his feet.

The 39-year-old man stabbed Chapa multiple times and beat her with a blunt object. A jury sentenced him to life behind bars.