Human Smuggler Gets A Longer Sentence
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing for Norma Gonzalez Sanchez, and the results came down today -- seven years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
On the bright side, she'll still get credit for those 33 months.
Sanchez was one of the human smugglers whose dead cargo was found in a tractor-trailer in Victoria in May 2003.
After a trial, U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore gave her the time-served sentence; the feds objected. Gilmore recused herself this summer, and the new sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes.
-- Richard Connelly