13-year-old Jose Cruz
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 13-year-boy has been sentenced to life in
prison for his role in the sidewalk shooting death of a Reno
Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan added another six to 15
years to the sentence imposed Friday on Jose Cruz for the May 8
killing of Steve Gale.
Cruz pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Gale and two friends were walking home when they were approached
by Cruz and two brothers, Jacob and Luis Sanchez. Gale was shot
when he tried to prevent them from stealing his friend's purse.
The Sanchez brothers face trial in April.
Twenty-two year old Aurora Rodriguez-Perez pleaded guilty to
second-degree murder this week. She admitted driving the trio
around Reno and Carson City looking for people to rob at gunpoint.