Jose Guadalupe Ortiz, 29, was charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of his wife, Sandy Valero, 28, on January 17, 2015.
Ortiz and Valero were driving home after drinking at a family barbecue when the two started arguing. Ortiz claims Valero struck him in the face and he lost control of the vehicle, crashing the car through a fence and into a house.
Ortiz also admitted to smoking marijuana and using cocaine before the drive, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Valero was pronounced dead at the scene. Ortiz and Valero shared four children together.
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the prosecution said Ortiz had failed to comply with court orders to not drink, do drugs, and get treatment for alcohol abuse and mental health issues.
Ortiz will be eligible for parole after five years in prison.
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