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Sun Valley man gets life sentence for 2015 killing

Jonathan Jaramillo (Photo: Washoe County Jail)

A 20-year-old Sun Valley man has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the killing of a 16-year-old back in 2015, according to prosecutors.

The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says Jonathan Zurisaday Jaramillo was found guilty of second-degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon back in April.

He was sentenced last week to a life sentence, and he would not be eligible for parole until he's served 20 years.

According to prosecutors, sheriff's deputies responded to a report of shots fired in Sun Valley back in October 2015. They arrived to find 16-year-old Gerardo Reyes dead in the backyard of a home.

Authorities learned Gerardo was attending a bonfire at a home on Igloo Street with friends when Jaramillo shot him once in the back.

Officers with the Regional Gang Unit responded due to Jaramillo's history with gangs, and they found him and the gun used in the shooting within hours of Gerardo's death. The gun had been dismantled and hidden, prosecutors said.

Jaramillo was arrested and charged with the murder, with prosecutors arguing at sentencing that he deserved the maximum sentence.


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