John Ledezma pled guilty and was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of Ruben Esparza (pictured below), and the assault against his estranged wife Elsa Ledezma. On September 19, 2018 John Ledezma entered into the home shared by Ruben Esparza and Elsa Ledezma, and brutally attacked both of them with a box cutter. Mr. Esparza did not survive his injuries. We are thankful for the excellent investigative work by the Pearsall Police Department and the Texas Rangers. It is through their hard work that we were able to seek a swift justice for this defendant and close this chapter for the family of Ruben Esparza, so they may have some sense of peace and closure.