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

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

In San Antonio today, 52-year-old Alvin Roundtree was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in federal prison for plotting to kill his 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.

Chief United States District Judge Fred Biery also ordered that Roundtree be placed under supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term and forfeit his military pension.  Judge Biery continued the sentencing of Roundtree’s nephew and co-defendant, 29-year-old Leonard Roundtree, III, of Richardson, TX.  No new sentencing date has been scheduled.

In April, a jury convicted Leonard Roundtree of one count of conspiracy to commit murder.  In March, Alvin Roundtree pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting an officer or employee of the United States with a deadly weapon.  Evidence presented in open court revealed that on June 10, 2013, 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 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.

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

Updated December 15, 2014