Confessed killer sentenced to 45 years in prison

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During a brief sentencing hearing Friday, Orlando Valdez Jr., 29, pleaded guilty to strangling his fiancee, Aletta "Allie Marie" Holloway, 22, just three months after the couple had announced their engagement on Christmas Day in 2016."I do assess punishment at 45 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice," Judge Velia Meza told Valdez after accepting his plea agreement.Because Valdez used a deadly weapon to strangle Holloway, he must serve half of his sentence before parole is a consideration.Following sentencing, Holloway's cousin, Amanda Haas, read a letter from the victim's father.I...

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