Aracelli Tello, 37, of Bryan was sentenced to 35 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by Judge Travis Bryan III after being found guilty by a Brazos County jury of Aggravated Robbery. Tello will be required to serve half of her sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
The jury deliberated for forty five minutes before reaching their verdict. During the course of the trial evidence was presented that the defendant lured the victim to an isolated area, where he was robbed at gunpoint by a member of her family for his wallet and cell phone. The prosecution also presented evidence that the defendant was on parole at the time of the offense and had been released from prison four months prior to committing the Aggravated Robbery.
The family member involved is also currently under indictment for Aggravated Robbery. Because of her prior criminal history, Tello faced a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Assistant District Attorneys and Misty Swan and Ryan Calvert prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Texas.