LUBBOCK, Texas — Bernardo Mendez, 43, pleaded guilty to first degree Murder on Thursday in the 2015 death of 51-year-old Herbert Fetherolf and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will receive credit for nearly eight and a half years of time served behind bars.
An arrest warrant stated Fetherolf suffered from multiple impacts to his head, several fractured ribs and defensive wounds on his hands. A witness stated Mendez told him that he was with Fetherolf at a vacant apartment and Fetherolf was “talking s*** to him,” so he beat him with a sink, according to court records.
The warrant also stated Mendez “laughed and bragged about assaulting the old man” to a witness because he said Fetherolf “looked at his girl.”
Mendez was later arrested on March 31 in the 1300 block of Avenue A.