20-year old Eddie Herrera was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for the death of his 17-year-old prom date, Jacqueline Gomez, in a Houston hotel room, the New York Daily News reported.
Herrera was convicted of aggravated assault after the couple went to the MacArthur High school dance, then mixed alcohol and prescription painkillers in the hotel room before Herrera choked his date during sex.
The next morning, she was found dead in the hotel room.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Herrera told police he and his mother, Melissa Martinez, worked together to get the hotel room, two bottles of whiskey and 20 pills of the pain killer hydrocodone.
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"The facts in this case are horribly tragic," prosecutor Justin Wood said, according to the Chronicle. "You cannot imagine a more horrific set of circumstances."
According to the medical examiner's office, they ruled the cause of death "undetermined."
"Eddie Herrera had absolutely no motive and no reason. He did not choke her to death," defense attorney Doug O'Brien said during closing arguments, according to the Chronicle. "He could have just as easily died in that hotel room."