EL PASO, Texas - A jury Thursday found Steven Quinteros Rios guilty of killing his wife back in 2015.
Quinteros shot and killed Blanca Rivera in the head after a heated argument, police said.
Hours later, the same jury sentenced Quinteros to 65 years in prison.
Court documents obtained by ABC-7 at the time state witnesses told police Quinteros punched Rivera in the head and body, put her in a choke hold and continued to beat her, before dragging by the hair, back inside a home.
Witnesses then reported hearing a gun shot.
Neighbors told us back in 2015 the couple's eight-year-old daughter was inside the home at the time.
ABC-7 spoke a friend of the victim. "I'm angry. I want him to apologize and ask for forgiveness. If I hear that, I'll feel better," said Michael Ott.