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Bryan Man Admits to Murdering His Mother

Photo of Phillip Ortega courtesy of Brazos County's Judicial Records Search at: http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us

Photo of Phillip Ortega courtesy of Brazos County’s Judicial Records Search at: http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us

A Bryan man has admitted to killing his mother nearly two years ago.

49 year old Phillip Ortega entered the guilty plea Friday in Brazos County district court.

Ortega was sentenced to 45 years for suffocating 79 year old Velma Bryant in the home they shared in April 2013.

Quoting the arrest report, Ortega told investigators he “just snapped” after an argument.

After the murder, Ortega took his mother’s car and several items from the home and sold them for cash and drugs.

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Posted by on Jan 30 2015. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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