The mother of a murdered Texas woman is still demanding justice nearly seven years after the crime.
"I have such pain over my daughter's death," a tearful Hermila Garcia told CNN's Gary Tuchman.
Garcia's daughter, Hermila Hernandez, a teacher and mother of three children was shot to death by Amit Livingston, a former boyfriend. Hernandez's body was found on a remote South Padre Island beach in October 2005.
Two years later, Livingston took a plea deal and received a 23 year prison sentence.
Livingtston should be in prison right now, but he's on the run.
The confessed killer vanished five years ago when Abel Limas, the judge in the murder case, surprisingly allowed Livingston 60 days of freedom to prepare for prison with no bond.
Federal prosecutors in a 34 page indictment say Judge Limas, District Attorney Armando Villalobos and an attorney representing Hernandez's children in the civil trial all tried to cash in on the case.
Judge Limas has pleaded guilty and is helping prosectors build their case against the D.A. and lawyer.
In the stunning indictment, District Attorney Villalobos is accused of bribery, extortion and other charges. Federal prosecutors say Villalobos schemed for a portion of the $500,000 bail money put up for Livingston before his murder trail.
Prosecutors say Villalobos convinced the judge to accept the plea bargin and sentence the killer all in one day, freeing up that money. They then agreed to give some of the money to the murder victim's children, but their attorney then gave chunks of the cash to line the pockets of the judge and D.A, according to prosecutors.
Wait till you see what the D.A. is doing now that he's been indicted. Don't miss Gary Tuchman's report at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
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