Posted on September 6, 2022

Illegal Immigrant in Multiple Violent, ‘Sadistic’ Texas Home Invasions Gets 29-Year US Prison Sentence

Danielle Wallace, Fox News, September 5, 2022

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that a Honduran national responsible for multiple violent — and sometimes “sadistic” — home invasions in Texas was sentenced to 29 years in a U.S. prison.

Denis Matute, a non-U.S. citizen who was illegally residing in the Houston area, was sentenced on Aug. 16 by U.S. Circuit Judge Gregg Costa to a 108-month term of imprisonment for two counts of interference with commerce by robbery, as well as an additional 120 months for each of two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.


“At the hearing, the court heard evidence of the underlying offenses as well as the details surrounding three additional murders and two home invasions Matute had committed,” the Justice Department said {snip}

“In handing down the sentence, the court noted the sadistic method Matute used toward the victim of one of the home invasions and that this case was much more than just brandishing a firearm,” Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Houston also noted in its own release.

Matute was part of a robbery crew involved in several crimes, including two violent robberies during which they brandished firearms {snip}