Pittsylvania County man sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing mother of his children

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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – A Pittsylvania County man will spend the next 35 years in prison for murdering the mother of his three children last year.

Jesus Ochoa Sanchez previously pled guilty to stabbing Xochil Ochoa to death in June 2020.

After the incident, when deputies arrived, Sanchez was reportedly armed with a gun while his children were still inside the house.

Deputies ended up shooting Sanchez when he refused to drop the gun.

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, a judge sentenced him to 35 years for the murder, as well as another four years for assault and battery and for assaulting a law enforcement officer.

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