GOLIAD, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison over a 2003 house fire that left his wife dead.
A judge in Goliad on Thursday sentenced 45-year-old Delbert Mills after convicting him of murder in the death of 32-year-old Patricia Mills.
Her relatives wanted the June 2003 case reopened. Mills was charged in 2011.
The Victoria Advocate (http://bit.ly/UVbpMP ) reports prosecutor Michael Sheppard says Mills had an affair and sought to avoid paying for a divorce or child support for his son. Sheppard also says Mills in recent years talked to many different people about being able to start a fire and not get caught.
The defense said there's no evidence proving Mills started the fire and the source of the blaze was never determined.
Mills did not testify.
Information from: The Victoria Advocate, http://www.victoriaadvocate.com