Odessa Man Found Guilty of 1990 Murder

ODESSA - A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a woman back in 1990.

Johnny Lee Wells was found guilty Friday of killing Virginia Washelesky. It took an Ector County jury only 30 minutes to return its guilty verdict. Wells was then sentenced to life in prison by the judge.

"Although it took 20 years for the perpetrator of this heinous crime to be held accountable, we feel that there can finally be some closure for the family.  Even though justice was delayed, it was not denied in this case," Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said.

Wells was arrested several years ago after DNA evidence was able to match him to the murder.