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June 26, 2013
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Life sentence in TRE man’s murder

Jeanine Mona Escandon will spend the rest of her life in prison for the murder of a 59-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates man, described as the one person in her troubled life who tried to help her. District Judge Tod Young sentenced the 39-year-old Escandon to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday for the Oct. 29, 2011, murder of Norman Lee Welch who had befriended her in 2009. The sentencing followed a three-hour hearing which included an emotional statement from the murder victim’s 41-year-old daughter as well as testimony from the defendant’s aunt who described a life of …

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