On Friday, 27th Judicial District Judge John Gauntt sentenced Killeen resident Javier Kristian Gutierrez to 20 years in prison. Earlier this month, Gutierrez pleaded guilty to a murder charge in the September 2019 fatal shooting of Kempner resident Vance Henry Helzer. Gutierrez will be eligible for parole when he has served half his sentence. See the June 30 print and online editions of the Lampasas Dispatch Record for more details.