Man Indicted in Connection With Cold Case in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man on the run for almost 19 years after a brutal deadly beating, has been indicted on capital murder charges.

52-year-old Leroy Alaniz is accused of killing Larry Willsey back in October of 1991 while robbing a bar on the west side of Odessa.

Investigators say Willsey was beaten with a baseball bat and died from his injuries.

Thanks to DNA testing, authorities were able to track Alaniz down.

They arrested him at his home in south Odessa back in September.

No trial date has been set.