Northern Indiana teenager who fatally shot friend sentenced to 60 years in prison


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)




GOSHEN, Indiana — A northern Indiana teenager who pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of a friend has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

The Elkhart Truth reports ( ) 19-year-old Miguel Martinez-Villasenor of Elkhart was sentenced to 65 years in prison, with five of those years suspended. He testified in August that he shot 26-year-old Anthony Botello Perez at an Elkhart apartment complex last March because Perez had posted a photograph disrespecting their gang.

Botello Perez's mother, Maria Botello, testified Thursday that although she is still mourning the loss of her son, she forgave Martinez-Villasenor, knowing he had been involved in gang activity. She said her son forgave him also.


Information from: The Elkhart Truth,

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.