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Friday, October 3, 2014

Dallas Area Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Murder Plot In Connection With 2013 Fort Sam Houston Shooting Incident

In San Antonio today, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree, III, of Richardson, TX, was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for plotting to kill his uncle’s intimate partner announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher H. Combs, San Antonio Division, and United States Marshal Robert Almonte. 

In April, a jury convicted Leonard Roundtree of one count of conspiracy to commit murder.  Evidence presented in open court revealed that on June 10, 2013, Roundtree’s uncle, 52-year-old Alvin Roundtree, shot and wounded his intimate partner with a .45 caliber handgun inside the Medical Training Facility located on Fort Sam Houston Army Post.  The victim, who suffered a total of seven gunshot wounds, was immediately taken into surgery and survived the incident.  Authorities subsequently apprehended Alvin Roundtree while still on Fort Sam Houston and recovered the firearm.  Recorded phone calls between the defendants revealed that the two conspired to hire someone to kill the victim to prevent her testimony in court.  The evidence revealed that Leonard Roundtree agreed to, and in fact did, deliver information between his uncle and the hitman ultimately agreeing to pay $10,000 upon proof the murder.

In March, Alvin Roundtree pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon.  On September 9, 2014, Chief United States District Judge Fred Biery sentenced Alvin Roundtree to the maximum 20 years in federal prison.

Assistant United States Attorneys Bettina Richardson and Joey Contreras prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated December 15, 2014