Arlington man gets life term for killing woman he stalked

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FORT WORTH -- An Arlington man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman who rejected his advances while he stalked her for months.

Roshan Sah, 25, must serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney's office.

Sah pleaded guilty to the murder of Linda Villanueva-Rodriguez, 22, in January.

Sah elected to be sentenced by state District Judge Sharen Wilson, who handed down the punishment last week after the completion of a pre-sentencing evaluation, the release said.

Prosecutors Steve Gebhardt and Andrea Townsend told the court that Sah, a Nepalese citizen attending college in North Texas, met Villanueva-Rodriguez while attending church in late 2010.

Although Villanueva-Rodriguez rebuffed his advances, Sah followed her to work and church and was suspected of slashing her car tires.

According to court records, Sah left a single rose and a note for Villanueva-Rodriguez while she was at work that said: "For Linda! The more you hate me the more I will love you. U can't stop me from loving you!"

On Nov. 15, 2011, Sah was issued a criminal-trespass warning by Villanueva-Rodriguez's job. Sah also made phone calls and sent texts of a harassing nature, court records showed.

After learning that Villanueva-Rodriguez had a boyfriend, Sah bought a gun and waited for her to return to her apartment in the 2200 block of Henderson Drive in Arlington.

When Villanueva-Rodriguez arrived home the night of Feb. 16, 2012, Sah shot her in the head.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

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