Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Murder over a vandalized Cadillac

Car damage does not equal the taking of a life.

Vandalized Cadillac owner gets 25 years for shooting
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A Cadillac owner who participated in the attempted shooting of a man who allegedly threw a large rock through the windshield of his prized vehicle was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for the accidental slaying of an 18-year-old woman.

Henry Olivarez, 23, agreed in June to forgo a murder trial and instead have state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner determine a sentence of between five and 30 years in prison for the June 2010 death of Iris Mejia, 18.

Co-defendant Jacob Barrera, 20, also took a plea in June — agreeing to a 30-year term.

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