Abilene man gets 45 years for domestic violence murder

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to a domestic violence murder.

Friday morning, Manuel Talavera, 46,  received his 45-year sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of  1st Degree Murder in connection to the death of Sona Olivia Trucks. 

Trucks was killed  inside a home on the 1900 block of Clinton Street in May of 2016.

Court documents say a "witness described watching [Talavera] hit Trucks in the head with a gun".

The witness then heard a gun fire then discovered Trucks had been shot in the abdomen, according to the documents, which say Trucks was deceased by the time emergency crews arrived on scene.

The documents reveal Talavera was Trucks' boyfriend, and they were living together at the time of her death.


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