Leo Pereida graduates from Texas Tech after 15 years in prison

KCBD.com - 'I knew when I got out I was going to go somewhere with this, and Texas Tech was what I wanted to do,' he said

50-year-old Leo Pereida's life has been a roller coaster.

"At the age of 16, I was a rebellious kid. I always had problems with my dad, and my dad was an alcoholic," Pereida said. "We had an argument and I walked out. I went and lived with my sister in town. That's when my life started getting a little different than it was growing up with my family."

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"I knew when I got out I was going to go somewhere with this, and Texas Tech was what I wanted to do," he said.

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