Catania and Swain introduced evidence of the Aledo Christmas decoration theft during the punishment phase of the trial, as well.
Brock must serve 15 years in prison before she will be eligible to be considered for parole.
“Since good time is part of that equation, however, there is no certainty as to how long this defendant will actually have to serve,” Swain said.
“Our sheriff’s office did an excellent job quickly developing the evidence brought to them in both of these cases,” Swain said. “We needed the help of the news media to get this defendant identified from the ‘Christmas Grinch’ theft offense, which resulted in several Crime Stoppers tips. The awareness within the sheriff’s office of the video resulted in our burglary case being solved within a few hours of it being reported.”