Two guilty of first degree murder in Galena-area shooting

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- Two of the three defendants charged with murder in the Galena area in June 2018 are guilty of murder, a Washoe District Court jury decided Friday, October 11, 2019.

Left to right: Quentin Moore, Jamil Geronimo, Tyler Hernandez mugshots courtesy Washoe County jail

Quentin Moore and Jamil Geronimo are both guilty of first degree murder with a deadly weapon in the killing of Paul Dobbins.

Moore is also guilty of battery with a deadly weapon and challenging someone to fight. Geronimo is also guilty of battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm in a building.

A third defendant, Tyler Hernandez, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but acquitted of battery with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

Moore returns to court Monday, October 14, 2019 to go to trial before the same jury on a charge of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. After that, the jury will sentence him on the murder charge.

Geronimo and Hernandez waived being sentenced by a jury. Geronimo is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Scott Freeman on January 8, 2020. Hernandez's bail has been set at $100,000.

The murder culminated a series of incidents that included a shooting at a California Avenue bar where two bystanders received minor injuries.
The jury received the case late Thursday morning and resumed deliberations Friday.

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