Teenager gets 10 years in shooting

A Carson City teenager charged as an adult in a May shooting was sentenced Tuesday to up to 10 years in prison.

Osvaldo Carrillo Jr. pleaded guilty Sept. 1, just 10 days before his 16th birthday, and received a sentence of 48 to 120 months in prison from District Judge Bill Maddox. He will be eligible for parole when he's 20 years old.

On May 25, Carrillo and Jesus Garcia argued at Carson High School and agreed to meet in Goni Canyon to settle it, according to court documents

On the way, Carrillo stopped by his home and picked up a .22 caliber revolver. Before any blows could be exchanged, he pulled a gun from his waistband and shot at Garcia twice, reportedly saying, "You're dead, you're dead." Carrillo and a 16-year-old companion fled the scene. Garcia drove himself to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Under Nevada law, murder and attempted murder are not considered delinquent acts and do not fall under the jurisdiction of juvenile courts.

Carrillo is not the youngest person in Carson City to be sentenced as an adult.

Peter Elvik was 14 on Oct. 31, 1995, when he shot and robbed William Gibson, 63, with Gibson's own 1912 Winchester shotgun.

Jurors handed down a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole, but Elvik will have to serve at least 40 years before being considered for parole.

In July, 18-year-old Brandon Hubbard was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He had been in custody since he was arrested when he was barely 16 for the brutal rape of a woman he met after a night of drinking.

Hubbard will be 24 before he's considered for parole.

-- Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.


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