A Caldwell man pleaded guilty Friday to capital murder for the April 2011 shooting death of Sandra Phillips at her San Gabriel home, the Milam County district attorney said in a press release.
Tanner Baker, 21, admitted his guilt in the 20th District Court and was sentenced to 60 years in prison by Judge John W. Youngblood. Baker will be eligible for parole in 30 years.
Baker was a co-defendant in the capital trial with Brandon Cotton, whom District Attorney Bill Torrey said was the shooter in Phillip's murder. Cotton plead guilty to capital murder on Nov. 13 and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Baker and Cotton were both teenagers when they confessed to killing Phillips before burglarizing her home, The Eagle reported on April 26, 2011.
Milam County sheriff's deputies said Baker, who was 18 at the time, was arrested after he was spotted driving Phillips' white Ford Mustang, which was taken during the burglary. Police found and arrested Cotton about an hour later, when he was spotted in a vehicle that was stolen in a separate incident.