What he did to his prom date is so disturbing, he's now facing 25 years in prison

25 Years For Texas Man Over Prom Date's death

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.

Herrera told police that she asked him to squeeze her neck during sex, but prosecutors believe he choked her instead.

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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."

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Even though Herrera convicted of a first-degree felony, he was not charged with murder, the Houston Chronicle reported. However, Herrera's defense lawyer tried to say Gomez died of an overdose.

According to the Chronicle, prosecutors recommended Herrera get 40 years, while Herrera's defense lawyer asked for them to consider probation instead.

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."

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