Odessa Man Sentenced to 38 Years Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New details on an Odessa man who plead guilty to murder.

Ryan Holcombe will spend a little more than 38 years behind bars after a judge sentenced him.

As part of plea deal, Holcombe agreed to spend 30 years behind bars but no more than forty.

Holcombe killed 21-year-old Hernan Vasquez in a drug deal that went bad in February of 2009.

Vasquez was discovered dead in an alley in Odessa with a gunshot wound to his head.

Holcombe was caught in Oklahoma nearly a month after the murder.

State Troopers there had arrested him for a different charge before finding out he was wanted for murder in Texas.