Elderly Murderer Sentenced

A 70 year-old Pampa man was sentenced to 30 years today for murder.

70-year-old Joseph Landon Ridenour was found guilty by a Gray County judge Monday.

Ridenour shot and killed 48-year-old Evarene Fritz back in 2003. Fritz was his former girlfriend.

Although Ridenour was indicted for captial murder, the state did not seek the death penalty.