Judge Sentences Gang Members In Amtrak Assault

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Three men described by police as
members of a West Sacramento street gang have been sentenced to
more than 8 years in prison for attacking an Amtrak engineer.

Yolo Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall on Friday sentenced 20-year-old Pauliton Nunes and 19-year-old Daniel Bonge to 8 years and four months. Nineteen-year-old Austen Nunes was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Authorities say the men pelted a Capitol Corridor train with rocks and bottles in April 2007. They fought with an Amtrak engineer who stopped the train as it was nearing the end of its run in Sacramento.

The engineer testified in court that he was hit on the head with a vodka bottle and a fire extinguisher.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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