Guilty Verdict in Teen Murder Case
KSAL StaffApril 15, 2016
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.
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17-year-old Allie Saum was shot and killed on May 6th, 2015.[/caption]
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