BELTON, Texas — Jurors have ordered 95 years in prison for a man convicted in the 2015 fatal shooting of a Central Texas police chief who was off-duty and working security at a bar.
Derrick Wayne Gamble was sentenced Thursday in Belton. A Bell County jury a day earlier convicted the 26-year-old Gamble of murder in the death of Marlin police Chief Darrell Allen.
Investigators have said Allen in November 2015 was trying to detain Gamble, at a bar in Temple, when the police chief was shot. Allen was transported to a hospital and died more than a week later.
Marlin is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Temple.