Ector County Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A jury made up of all men handed down the maximum penalty to an Ector County man.

Alonso Torres Urias was sentenced to life in prison.

He was found guilty on Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child.

He will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.

His victim was under the age of 14.

District Attorney Bobby Bland tells NewsWest Nine, it's unusual to have a jury made up of all one gender, but says it wasn't an issue.

He says this verdict sends a message, it doesn't matter who is on the jury, if someone hurts a child in Ector County, they can expect a long sentence.