ODESSA -- Samuel Little has pled guilty to the murder of Denise Christie Brothers.
Authorities say that Samuel Little confessed to killing Denise Christie Brothers in 1994.
According to the Ector County District Attorney's Office, Little pled guilty on Thursday morning and was sentenced to life in prison. The sentencing will run concurrently with his murder convictions and life sentence from California.
Little will be avoiding the death penalty with his plea deal in exchange for giving full confessions.
The DA's office says that Little has confessed to more than 90 other murders. More than 40 of those murders have been confirmed so far.
Little will return to California to serve the remainder of his sentence.
District Attorney Bobby Bland released the following statement on the trial:
"“We appreciate the hard work done by the Texas Rangers, the Odessa Police Department, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Department of Justice for helping us obtain justice for Denise Christie Brothers and her family after all these years. Due to the efforts of law enforcement agencies from around the country, dozens of victims’ families now have answers. Although this is a conviction in Ector County, Texas, I hope it will serve as justice for all those atrocious murders committed across this nation in this unprecedented era of terror and mayhem caused by Samuel Little.”
The family of Denise Christie Brothers released the following statement:
"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all Law Enforcement agencies involved in bringing closure to the death of Denise. Not knowing what happened to our mother for over 24 years has certainly created a void in our lives. It is a shame that our grandparents, her parents, did not live to get the same closure and to see justice served. I hope the other victims' families finally get the answers they deserve. We appreciate the efforts of everyone working on this case and for respecting our privacy."