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Sentencing provides some closure

Two years ago, one of the most gruesome crimes to hit the eastern Ellis County area shocked residents from all walks of life.

When the body of teenager Moriah Gonzales was found burned and ditched on the side of Knighthurst Road here in Ennis, many of us could not believe our headlines.

As the days passed and two suspects arose – Jennifer Puente and Joe Alvarado. Thursday we reeived a slight bit of closure on the subject. Joe Alvarado entered a plea bargain agreement with the 40th District Court for a 34 year sentence for his part in the murder. He also received 20 years for tampering with evidence.

However, Puente remains at large.

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