Former UT student found guilty, sentenced on burglary charges

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former University of Texas at Austin student was sentenced Jan. 16 in connection with two burglary of a habitation charges that occurred in March 2021, according to Travis County court documents.

Records showed 24-year-old Rolando Benavides was found guilty and given six years deferred adjudication.

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In Texas, deferred adjudication is a type of probation where the person sentenced can keep the conviction off their criminal record.

As a part of the sentencing, Benavides must also serve 60 days in county jail, as well as pay more than $12,000 in restitution, according to court documents.

Benavides was also instructed to stay away from the UT residence halls.

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