PENDLETON, Ore. - An Eastern Oregon man accused of a killing at a party has been sentenced to serve less than five years as a result of a plea bargain.
26-year-old Jesus Carrillo Jr. had pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced Monday. Initially, he was charged with murder.
He was accused of shooting 34-year-old Heriberto Aparicio Garcia in November 2011. A police affidavit and witnesses said Carrillo and his brother crashed a party at Garcia's place in Hermiston, and a fight started later when Garcia told them to leave.
Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said that Carrillo's DNA was on a bloody knife at the trailer home, and other evidence and testimony showed Garcia used a knife during the fight.