El Paso Man Gets 80 Years for Fatally Shooting Father Over Thanksgiving Weekend

An El Paso man was sentenced Thursday to 80 years in prison in the fatal shooting of his father over Thanksgiving weekend in 2015.A jury convicted Steven Apilado, 38, of murder earlier in the day before Judge Annabell Perez handed down the sentence, according to the El Paso Times.Apilado's case began about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2015, when El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting call in the 12000 block of Stansbury Drive in Far East El Paso.Apilado's mother, Elsa, told deputies that Steven had shot her husband and his father, Vincent, according to court documents.Steven, then 37, barricaded himself inside the home, but came out after a brief negotiation with sheriff's negotiators, according to the Times.The shooting of his father was not Apilado's first act of violence against his parents. He was on probation at the time of the Thanksgiving weekend shooting for assaulting his parents in June 2014.He pleaded guilty to hitting Elsa in the head with a firearm and striking his father in the face and body. He also slammed his father's head against a wall and struck him with another object. He was sentenced to two years of community supervision for the assault.  Continue reading...

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