Texan gets life term for killing girlfriend

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Associated Press

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man caught at a hospital seeking help for his stab wounds has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and wounding her son.

A jury in Denton on Friday convicted 25-year-old Manuel Nelson Flores-Carrasco of capital murder and aggravated assault. He received an automatic life prison term without parole for capital murder because prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty. The 20-year term for assault will be served concurrently.

Lewisville police say 39-year-old Norma Gomez and her then-16-year-old son were attacked last August at their apartment. Both victims were transported to a hospital and the woman later died.

Police say her boyfriend sought medical attention for stab wounds that investigators say could have been self-inflicted or happened during a struggle.

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