Prison sentence doubled for gang ties

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

ELKHART COUNTY The prison sentence for a man accused of attempted murder has been doubled because of his ties to a gang.

The Elkhart Truth reports that Jose Alejandro now faces 100 years in prison for shooting 19-year-old Flavio Contreras in May of last year.

The victim says Alejandro and three others took him from his home to a remote part of Elkhart County, shot him five times and left him for dead.

Alejandro is a member of the Latin Kings gang.

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