A Central Texas homeowner has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2012 fatal shooting of an intoxicated man who ran to his house after a car accident.
A judge in Georgetown on Wednesday sentenced 49-year-old Fred Yazdi. Jurors in October convicted Yazdi of murder.
The case involves the February 2012 shooting death of 23-year-old Enrique Recio. Lawyers for Yazdi say he thought Recio was a burglar.
Attorneys say Recio's blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit for driving and he allegedly was fleeing to avoid being arrested on a DWI charge. Yazdi shot Recio three times.
Judge Bert Richardson told Yazdi that he could have stayed in his house, fired just a warning shot and waited for police who were on their way.