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Guilty Verdict in Teen Murder Case

Todd Pittenger - April 15, 2016 5:08 pm

Stephen Gentry

Stephen Gentry

A Salina man has been found guilty of 1st degree murder in connection with the shooting death last May of a Salina South High School student.

A jury late Friday afternoon found 19-year-old Stephen Gentry guilty on all charges he was facing. Those charges include:

  • 1st degree murder
  • attempted 1st degree murder
  • shooting at an occupied vehicle
  • conspiracy to commit aggravated battery

Gentry is not accused of firing the fatal shots, but rather of gathering a group of people to seek retaliation for a previous incident in which he was punched. He is also accused of instructing the accused shooter, Macio Palico Jr., to fire the fatal shots.

The case stems from the shooting death of 17-year-old Allie Saum. She was shot and killed on May 6th, 2015. Shots were fired at a truck as it drove eastbound in the 500 block of Russell.

The truck was mis-identified as being connected to the earlier altercation. Saum was a passenger in the truck, and was hit by one of five shots that were fired.

The other defendants in the case include:

  • 22-year-old Macio Palacio
  • 19-year-old Jerome Forbes
  • 20-year-old Daniel Sims
  • 18-year-old Andrew Woodring

Sims testified against Gentry during the trial, in exchange for a reduction of the charges against him.

The other three defendants will each face trial separately. Each face the same charges that include:

  • 1st degree murder
  • attempted 1st degree murder
  • shooting at an occupied vehicle
  • conspiracy to commit aggravated battery

Gentry was the first of those accused in the case to face trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, July 8th.

 

 17-year-old Allie Saum. She was shot and killed on May 6th, 2015.

17-year-old Allie Saum was shot and killed on May 6th, 2015.

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Doug Clemens

April 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Give him the same thing that innocent girl got and be done with this pos.

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