The courtroom was full of hugs and tears Thursday as the jury read the sentence that would finally bring justice for Tiffany Galvan.
Although emotions around the were high, Javier De La Rosa showed none.
The jury gave De La Rosa a sentence of 90 years in the Cameron County Correctional Facility.
After the sentencing, Tiffany Galvan TMs mother and father took the stand to make their last remarks to De La Rosa.
The whole time, De La Rosa stood with a blank expression on his face.
The 18-year-old pled guilty back in March to murdering his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Galvan by stabbing her 48 times.
Prosecutors alleged that De La Rosa killed Galvan because she was pregnant with his child, however autopsy reports revealed that Galvan was not pregnant.
In reference to the jury TMs sentence, Assistant District Attorney Chuck Mattingly says this is exactly what they hoped for.
Unfortunately there are no winners in this situation, said Mattingly. But in the end I believe that justice was served.
De La Rosa faced anywhere between 5 to 99 years for the murder.
Defense attorneys requested during the trial for the jury to consider only 20 years, so according to De La Rosa TMs attorney Rick Canales, the 90 year sentence was too much.
I respect the jury TMs decision but I feel the sentence was a little bit excessive, admitted De La Rosa.
De La Rosa will not be eligible for parole for 30 years.