Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for aggravated assault

Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for aggravated assault
Cameron County District's Attorney's Office

POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:36pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:36pm

A jury in the 357th state District Court sentenced Brownsville resident Victor Manuel Hernandez today to 50 years for a May 2012 aggravated assault with a weapon.

Hernandez, 27, shot his victim five-six times at the doorstep of her Brownsville home and left her for dead. The victim was shot in the abdomen, forearm and hand. Hernandez fled to Matamoros and turned himself in more than a year later. It was discovered Hernandez had planned the attack and written farewell letters to his family.

The victim within a three-month span required seven surgeries. She gave a compelling victim’s impact statement to the jury after sentencing.

“The sentence serves as a strong message from the jury,” District Attorney Luis V. Saenz said. “They understood the lifelong impact – both emotionally and physically – the victim has and will continue to endure.”

Assistant District Attorneys Oscar Guzman and Luis de la Garza prosecuted the case.

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