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10/23/03 - Tyler

Former Tyler Priest Hears His Sentence In Sex Assault Trial

After more than 4 days of testimony, a former Tyler Catholic priest, convicted of sexually assaulting a 13 year old alter girl has learned his fate. Just before 5:00 Thursday afternoon, a jury sentenced Gustavo Cuello to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 30 years when he is 70 years old. Gustavo Cuello sat silently today, just like he's done throughout the trial. His defense attorney again tried to convice the jury that his client has taken responsibility for his actions by pleading guilty to the charges. Prosecutors wanted the jury to know that through it all, Cuello is the only one who has not had to pay for his actions. Cuello was also fined 5-thousand dollars in addition to the life sentence. Prosecutors say there is still a possibility they will push for more convictions on related charges.
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