Bryan Man Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison For Murder

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

A Bryan man has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for his role in the 2011 shooting death of Billy Menard Junior.

Christopher Hernandez, 22, was convicted Thursday. He is one of three men who investigators say was involved in the death of Menard, who was shot during a drug deal at the Wilde Oak Apartment complex on October 15th.

The other two charged were Clayton Thompson, and Travis Carroll of Bryan.

According to police reports, a witness at the scene claims Thompson fired the fatal shot. Carroll reportedly stated to police that around midnight on October 15th, he sold Menard a "baggie" of marijuana and Menard became angry that the drugs were not of a good quality.

In the police report, Carroll claims Menard kept the marijuana and refused to pay him, which led to the argument.

Clayton Thompson, of Bryan is already serving a sentence of forty five years for his role in the crime. Thompson accepted a plea deal in November 2012.

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