Odessa man sentenced to life for murdering former roommate

ODESSA -- An Odessa man has been sentenced to spend life in prison for a deadly shooting in 2015.

According to the Ector County District Attorney's Office, Judge Denn Whalen conducted a bench trial of Joshua Carrasco and found him guilty of murder.

Carrasco then received the maximum sentence of life in prison.

In 2015 Carrasco was arrested in the deadly shooting of his former roommate Orlando Mendivil.

John Shrode and Kortney Williams prosecuted the case. Justin Low represented the defendant.