Man sentenced for role in gang-related shooting

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) _ A man has been sentenced to at least six
years in prison in a 2004 shooting death in Caldwell.
Third District Judge Bradley Ford sentenced 32-year-old Richard
Alaniz to 15 years in prison for aiding and abetting in the killing
of Carlos Chavez.
The Idaho Statesman reports Alaniz will be eligible for parole
after 6 years.
The 22-year-old Chavez was shot in the neck as he stood in the
kitchen of a Caldwell house. Authorities say the shooting was gang
related.
Alaniz pleaded guilty and testified against another defendant,
Michael Alfaro, as part of a plea agreement. Last year, Alfaro was
sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20
years.
Another man, Arandu Chavez Maceda, is serving a 25-year sentence
for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.


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