Odessa Man Sentenced to Four Years Behind Bars After Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter Charges

Odessa Man Sentenced to Four Years Behind Bars After Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A young Odessa man will spend 1,400 days in prison.

All for one night, he'll probably always regret.

This week, 22-year-old George Barriga pled guilty to manslaughter after he crashed into and killed a woman last summer.

He was given four years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Police say last July, Barriga crashed into a PT Cruiser which caused the cruiser to spin out into the intersection.

Both vehicles then hit a truck.

44-year-old Carmen Hernandez died at the scene.

Authorities say Barriga wasn't controlling his speed.