Sosa gets 15-year sentence in case related to Caleb Christiansen death
April 19, 2013, 5:00 pm by James Walker
A Burnet man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for providing drugs to a 21-year-old former Burnet High School student that caused his death in 2011.
Joe Daniel Sosa, 41, pled guilty to a charge of delivery of controlled substance as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.
Sosa had been charged with manslaughter and delivery of a controlled substance in connection to the death of Charles Caleb Christiansen Dec. 14, 2011.
Christiansen died of methodone toxicity, the Travis County medical examiner said after an autopsy was conducted.
District Judge Allan Garrett declared a mistrial after one day in Sosa’s trial last month because a potential juror, who had been dismissed from service, had conversations with one or more jurors asking that the defendant be found guilty and receive the maximum punishment allowed.
For the complete story, see Tuesday’s Highlander and Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin and Llano County Journal.
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