Man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing Odessa officer

Man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing Odessa officer

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Russell Huertas was sentenced to life in prison by Judge John Smith, Wednesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Huertas was found guilty of attempted capital murder and aggravated assault of a public servant. The sentences will run concurrent.

District Attorney Bobby Bland said, "This quick verdict and maximum sentence sends a strong message of support for law enforcement officers and the risks they take every day."

Back in March of 2015, Huertas stabbed Officer Raymond Feril in the back after a foot chase.

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