El Paso man sentenced to 45 years in prison for drug deal murder

El Paso News

A jury handed El Pasoan Marcelo Mailland a 45-year sentence for the murder of Christian Jorjorian on Wednesday morning.

Mailland trial day 2

Mailland was found guilty of murder last week for the 2016 shooting of Jorjorian during a failed robbery attempt during a drug deal. After the sentence was read one of Jorjorian’s family members addressed Mailland from the stand.

“He just turned 20. You took away his chance to get married and have children and start a family. 
A part of me died when he died,“ the family member told Mailland.

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