Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:58 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Nov 5, 2012 6:44 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A Southeast Texas woman whose husband killed a sheriff's deputy, then himself, after an armed 2009 standoff at their home has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for federal weapons violations.
Pamela Leggett pleaded guilty to weapons conspiracy and aiding and abetting charges in federal court in Houston on Monday. According to court documents, the 32-year-old Anahuac (A'-nuh-wak) woman admitted firing gunshots at workers who came to shut off her water for nonpayment.
When four officers arrived and demanded entry, Leggett fled with a gun in her waistband. When the officers entered and identified themselves as police, husband George Ortez Jr. shot and killed Chambers County sheriff's Deputy Shane Detwiler.
A later search found Ortez dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, 122 homemade bombs and other weapons.
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