Stephenville man gets 40 years for murder
Rene Pinon, 33, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday morning for the murder of 45-year-old Eddie Lopez.
According to Early Police Chief David Mercer, Pinon shot Lopez on March 12 outside Early Donuts.
Mercer said Lopez was shot with a .40 caliber handgun six times as he sat in his SUV.
The same day of the shooting, Pinon turned himself in to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center.
Lopez owned a body shop and a night club in Brownwood.
Pinon was living in Stephenville and worked at the Kohler plant in Brownwood at the time of the murder.
Mercer said Pinon also has an ex-wife and kids living in Brownwood.
According to Mercer, Pinon and Lopez had an ongoing dispute involving money.
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