Two Sentenced for 2010 Sparks Killing

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email

SPARKS, NV - Two men have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison for their roles in a murder in Sparks.

According to a news release, Sparks police were called to 705 York Way in the early morning hours of November 5, 2010, on report that one person had been shot. Police found Tommy Young dead. Shortly after that, police in Reno were called to a report of a man whot in the legs on North Sierra Street. Police say evidence indicated that man, Henry Toy, was connected to the Sparks murder case.

Police say the investigation identified D'Vaughn King as the primary suspect in the shooting death of Tommy Young. King and Young were acquainted through narcotics transactions. The investigation led SPD detectives to Sacramento and Stockton.

After more than three years of investigating, police say the case has concluded with sentencing by Washoe District Judge Patrick Flanagan.

King has been sentenced to life in prison for 2nd Degree Murder with a Weapon Enhancement. He will be eligible for parole after serving ten years. But first, King is serving 8 years in California for drug charges, a case that was the result of the murder investigation. King must finish serving his California sentence before serving his sentence in Nevada.

Toy has been sentenced to 25 years for Aiding/Abetting 2nd Degree Murder, plus at least one year for a Weapon Enhancement. He will be eligible for parole after at least ten years in prison.

The investigation involved nearly 100 officers and detectives from Sparks PD, Reno PD, WCSO, Sacramento PD, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office and San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.


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