Marlon Brandon Valdez sentenced to life in prison for ambush shooting Josue and Maximo Aguilar in northeast Houston in 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting that killed two brothers in northeast Houston.

Marlon Brandon Valdez, 22, was convicted Monday of assaulting and shooting two brothers he knew from high school.

He was 18 years old at the time of the fatal attack.

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“The families of these victims will never see their loved ones again because a teenager with an assault rifle decided to execute two teenagers he had a fight with,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “Too often young people think they can do whatever they want and hurt whoever they want and just escape the consequences. But the consequences are real.”

On February 21, 2019, Valdez climbed to the top of a vacant house on a cul-de-sac in Eastbrook and waited for the two victims he had fought with at the same spot two days earlier.

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The district attorney said this particular spot was known to youngsters as a place where they could settle their differences, known as “The Settling Spot.”

Two days before the shooting, Valdez reportedly lost a fight with the brothers and claimed he wanted a rematch.

He hid on the roof of the house with an AR-15 and when Josue and Maximo Aguilar, aged 18 and 20, arrived and were about to get out of their cars, Valdez opened fire.

Investigators said they found 58 shell casings at the scene.

Both brothers were killed. Two other people, 23-year-old Julio Agular and Josue’s 18-year-old girlfriend, were also shot dead.

According to Assistant District Attorney Joshua Raygor, who prosecuted the case with Megan Long, the suspect and victims knew each other from high school.

He said one of the victims had a baby on the way, and the other had a baby recently.

Valdez was convicted of capital murder after a week-long trial.

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