Shock probation plea denied; Tommy Cabello sentenced to 10 years

Posted at 12:18 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 15:47:14-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A judge has denied shock probation for retired CCPD officer Tommy Cabello.

Back in July, Cabello was sentenced to ten years in prison after being found guilty of continuous violence against a family member,

tampering with evidence, and witness tampering.

A motion filed by his attorney, requested shock community supervision.

That's when a convicted offender goes to prison for a short time and the remainder of the sentence is spent on probation.

In a hearing this morning, Judge Inna Kline heard from Cabello and denied this request.

“He's going to be spending the better time of the next ten years in TDC where he belongs,” said Special Prosecutor Reynaldo Pena.

“I am most happy for Tina, his former wife and the children because at least they're going to feel safe while he is locked up.”

Cabello originally filed the request because he didn't feel he would benefit from being locked up.