Man who killed TCU student sentenced to 35 years

first_imgFacebook Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar ReddIt Previous articleRenovated Colby Hall opens with new amenitiesNext articleTCU remembers 9/11, 14 years later Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Linkedincenter_img Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Twitter + posts Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Kristen Weaver printThe man who killed TCU student Steward Trese in February of 2014 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.David Hidalgo, 23, pleaded guilty to murder after stabbing Trese, a 23-year-old TCU senior, on February 4, 2014.Trese was found dead last year in the GrandMarc apartments with a wound to the neck caused by a knife, according to the search warrant affidavit from the case.The search warrant said that Hidalgo was turned in by his mother. A bloody knife and clothing were later found in Hidalgo’s home.Hidalgo originally tried to blame the murder on a mental illness and self-defense, but didn’t include those statements during his appearance in court, according to Bill Vassar, a prosecutor for the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.“Robert Hidalgo is a cold-blooded killer,” Vassar said.Hidalgo is sentenced to 35 years in a penitentiary and is eligible for parole in 17.5 years, according to Vassar.Vassar said that aggravated crimes such as the one involving Hidalgo were technically eligible for parole halfway through the sentence. He added that he believed Hidalgo would serve most of his sentence.Trese was a member of Beta Upsilon Chi at TCU and was set to graduate in May of 2014.Family and friends of Trese remembered him as a funny, honest and brilliant person. They held a memorial in his honor after his death. TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesslast_img read more