BEAUMONT, Texas — A judge in Beaumont has ordered life in prison for a man investigators say struck an elderly neighbor with a vase and killed her.
Police say 32-year-old Heymen Harold Guillory attacked 85-year-old Della Cole at her Beaumont home during a March robbery.
Guillory knew the woman and sometimes stayed at her place.
Authorities say Guillory admitted using crack cocaine in the hours before the attack and had demanded money from Cole.
Guillory in September pleaded guilty in a plea agreement that allowed him to avoid a possible death sentence for capital murder. He was sentenced Monday.