Christine Post of Keyetv.com reported that the man who killed Mark Gobble, a deaf jogger, will be sentence to 10 years of prison for his crime. A Travis County judge sentenced Roman Turullos-Gonzalez who pleaded guilty for his crime to 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine if ruled that he was engaging in bad behavior.
He will spend six months in jail until a probation hearing. The judge says if he awards deferred adjudication to Turullos-Gonzalez he will be on probation for nine and a half years.
You can read more about Mark Gobble in his obituary. Here’s a little snip of his accomplishments:
He became a history teacher at the Texas School for the Deaf in 2001, and eventually became an Associate Principal and Principal at the HS department at TSD. He was about to begin a new job as Associate Professor at the Center for the Study of Communication and the Deaf at Boston University.
He had just launched MARK Skateboards, a successful company that sold custom boards. The company was a celebration of his personality, and it was a way to express his ideas and spirit to a world that he loved. In addition to his myriad academic pursuits, he was an organizer of TEDxIslay, a TED event that brought together thinkers and doers in the deaf community. He was an inspiration to many in his close-knit community.