A Texas man has been sentenced to 2 life sentences after he admitted killing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend by ramming his pickup truck crammed with propane tanks into their RV trailer — after she informed him she was pregnant.
David Joshua Reed, 41, pleaded responsible on Friday to murdering his ex-girlfriend Shelby Duarte, 23, and 43-year-old Timothy Nelson in Lindale, southeast of Dallas, in December, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reports.
He carried out the twisted assault after Duarte had informed him she was pregnant along with his little one however she was not leaving her new boyfriend, in response to police.
Reed had loaded the entrance seat of his pickup truck with propane tanks as a result of he believed he might blow himself up within the course of.
He informed investigators he then drove at a excessive pace and crashed into the RV the place Duarte and Nelson had been dwelling.
The two victims had been thrown greater than 65 toes from the trailer, police stated.
Just earlier than he crashed into the RV, Reed left a voicemail on Duarte’s cellphone saying: “You reap what you sow. I will see you in hell.”
Reed survived the crash and was arrested close by with the keys to his pickup truck in his pocket, in response to authorities.
He modified his plea to responsible earlier than his homicide trial was scheduled to begin on Monday.
During the sentencing listening to, Duarte’s brother was almost escorted from the courtroom after screaming throughout his sufferer influence assertion that Reed ought to have been given the demise penalty.
”David, you’re a coward and also you don’t deserve a plea discount. You deserve all the pieces that’s coming to you,” Joseph Eisenhower stated.
“I can’t say what I want, but the hole you put in our family; you’re worthless and evil. In these 30 years you got, there’s nothing I can say but I pray you don’t make it out of those walls.”