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Amarillo Man Pleas Guilty to Murder

"We don't have Allen anymore. Mr. Robinson's gone. He did something brutal and it was his gun," says Rebecca Hazelwood, Allen Hazelwood's widow. "We don't have Allen anymore. Mr. Robinson's gone. He did something brutal and it was his gun," says Rebecca Hazelwood, Allen Hazelwood's widow.

He may not have pulled the trigger, but an Amarillo man is sentenced to 45 years in prison for his involvement in a brutal double murder.

NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg explains how one of the victim's families is responding to the sentence.

Allen Hazelwood and Claude Robertson were shot to death on April 18th 2006, at Robertson's house. The two men convicted of the crime are Michael Ryan and Jason Williams.

Ryan will spend life in prison for the murders since it was proven he did the shootings. Williams pleaded guilty to murder for his involvement in the crime today in district court, but he could eligible for parole in about 20 years. Although the Hazelwood family understands the law allows Williams to get out of jail on parole, it still doesn't sit well with them. 

"He could come out and be on the streets again. He took my whole life from me and my children. We don't have Allen anymore. Mr. Robinson's gone. He did something brutal and it was his gun," says Rebecca Hazelwood, Allen Hazelwood's widow. 

If Williams had not pleaded guilty today, his trial would've started in October. District Attorney Randall Sims says he probably decided to plea because he would've been tried for capital murder and possibly receive life in prison.

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