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Nederland man sentenced to 40 years in prison in connection with murder of mother
A 27-year-old Nederland man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the April 10, 2013 murder of Hollie Ann Arredondo, Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw said.
Joseph Garrett Arredondo entered a plea of guilty in the Criminal District Court Monday morning before Judge John B. Stevens, Jr.
The Nederland Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance at approximately 5:13 in the afternoon in the 1500 block of S. 27th Street on April 10, 2013, according to the probable cause statement and other court documents.
When officers arrived they discovered the body of Hollie Ann Arredondo who had been shot multiple times. It appeared that her apartment had been broken into. Joseph Garrett Arredondo was discovered outside of the apartment and upon questioning by officers was found to be in possession of a 40-caliber pistol. He was placed under arrest and after further investigation by the Nederland Police Department evidence revealed that he had committed the murder of his mother, Hollie Ann Arredondo.
Following the sentencing, Assistant Criminal District Attorney Perry Thomas said, "We are very gratified the defendant admitted his guilt and that he has received this lengthy prison sentence. We hope this sentence provides justice for those affected by this terrible crime."
According to current parole law, Arredondo must serve at least half of his sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.