An East Texas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the 2013 drug-related slaying of her boyfriend.
Kristine Garcia of Lufkin pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder in the death of 47-year-old Efren Elizondo. His body was found in a burning truck.
The 26-year-old Garcia also testified, as part of the plea deal, that she stabbed Elizondo at the urging of a co-defendant who remains at large. A warrant issued for Miguel Monsivais of Lufkin identifies him as a drug dealer who thought Elizondo had snitched on him.
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Garcia was arrested in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
Another man pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in the August 2013 killing and awaits sentencing.