Lea County Man Sentenced to Life Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's life in prison for a Lea County man.

22-year-old Jonathan Silva was sentenced for his role in the shooting death of 54-year-old Virginia Land back in 2007.

Two teens were sentenced as adults in connection with the crime.

One was sentenced to life for felony murder and other charges.

The other pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a maximum of 15 years behind bars.