Hells Angel Member Pleads Guilty in Nugget Shooting

Cesar Villagrana
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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang has accepted a plea deal just as he and the member of a rival gang were about to go to trial on murder charges stemming from a September 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino.

Cesar Villagrana pleaded guilty Monday in Washoe District Court to one count of battery with a deadly weapon and one count of challenge to fight with a deadly weapon.

He faces up to 15 years in prison at sentencing.

Villagrana is accused of shooting a Vagos member in the leg the same night the president of the Hells Angels San Jose chapter was shot dead at a Sparks casino.

Jury selection is to begin later Monday for the man accused of killing Jeffrey Pettigrew, Vagos leader Ernesto Gonzalez of San Francisco.

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