North Texas

4 Sentenced for Charges Involving 2012 Slaying

A North Texas man, his girlfriend and a father and son have been sentenced to prison over the 2012 slaying of an acquaintance during an argument.

Prosecutors announced the plea-deal penalties Monday in the death of Arturo Torres, who was strangled and shot. His body was found buried last year in Wise County.

Torres’ mother went to the Fort Worth Police Department in August of 2012 and told officers that she had not seen her son in more than a week. She told police that she heard he had been killed.

Several months later, police said they received information that led them to several witnesses who told police that Torres and 38-year-old Javier Hernandez had an argument at a residence in the 2300 block of Irion Avenue and that Hernandez killed Torres.

William Sisk, 53, and his son, 24-year-old Joseph Sisk showed up to buy drugs, according to police. Hernandez ordered them to dump the body on their property in Wise County.

Police said Hernandez told his girlfriend, 33-year-old Rocksan Winterberg, and another woman to follow Sisk’s truck and distract police if they tried to stop the truck.

Hernandez received 20 years after pleading guilty to murder in the fight at his Fort Worth home. The Sisks pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. Both received four-year prison terms. Winterberg also pleaded guilty to evidence tampering. She received two years in prison.

NBC 5's Todd L. Davis contributed to this report.

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