Gregorio Felan pled guilty to the murder of Lois Kimbrell on Thursday afternoon.
Kimbrell, 97, was found dead in her Borger home on the morning of April 21, 2011, by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She suffered seven stab wounds as well as blunt force head trauma induced with a bat against her neck.
Felan, 47, of Borger was charged with capital murder and sexual assault in the month of June 2011.
Felan plead guilty on Aug. 2, 2012 in front of Judge Gleason and was sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for the rest of his life without possibility of parole. In addition, he is required to register as a sex offender.
Felan was represented by Amarillo attorneys Jeff Blackburn and Adam Tisdale.
The 84th Judicial District Attorney Mark Snider stated, “ As the District Attorney, I am very pleased with the outcome of this case. Further, law enforcement as well as Ms. Kimbrell's family are also very satisfied with his plea today and sentence.”
Snider continued to say he is very pleased with the investigation conducted by both the Texas Rangers and the Borger Police Department. “The Borger Police Department did a very good job from responding to the initial call, through the entire investigation,” said Snider.