SEATTLE - Two men have been sentenced in the murder of a former Odessa resident.
Steven Bauder and Marcus Dennis were sentenced to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty to the beating death of Noel Lopez at a Seattle construction site back in April of 2008.
Lopez was a former resident of Odessa and still has family in West Texas.
The Seattle Times reports that Lopez was mentally ill and that Bauder and Dennis attacked him because they believed he had raped a homeless girl. The Times reports that police believed Lopez was obsessed with the girl, but they never had a sexual relationship.