Habitual Criminal Gets 80 Years in Reno Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 31-year-old habitual criminal has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for shooting into an occupied vehicle in a Reno casino parking garage in a dispute after the Erotic Ball in 2012.

A Washoe District Court jury convicted Evaristo Rodriguez in October of assault with a deadly weapon.

Judge Janet Berry sentenced him Friday as a habitual criminal based on a record that includes the stabbing of two men in 2001 and shooting of another after he made bail on the stabbing charges.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Hicks says Rodriguez served nearly seven years of a 15-year prison sentence. But after his release in 2009, he was arrested again for assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated stalking before the shooting at the Silver Legacy in October 2012.


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