Confessed killer of BOP CO has hand slapped

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Assaults on Staff, Crime and Non-Punishment, Officer Safety, Paco's Podium, Spotlight
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No additional time for man who killed Atwater prison guard

Already serving LIFE, 1 of Jose Rivera's 2 killers received another, meaningless, life term in a plea deal.

Already serving LIFE, 1 of Jose Rivera’s 2 killers received another, meaningless, life term in a plea deal.  The 2nd faces a possible death sentence. (ZOOM image)

No additional time for man who killed Atwater prison guard
Corin Hoggard, ABC 30 KFSN News
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A mother’s grief only gets worse as federal prosecutors agree to a deal with one of two men who murdered her son.

For killing a federal prison guard, the man gets no extra time in custody.

James Guerrero will avoid the death penalty despite admitting his role in the murder of Atwater correctional officer Jose Rivera.

Guerrero was already serving a life sentence for a third strike robbery in 1997 when he held Jose Rivera as another inmate stabbed the guard to death.

After pleading guilty to murder Tuesday, he’ll go back to the penitentiary on a new life sentence — one Rivera’s mom says sends the wrong message…

James Guerrero was implicated in another guard’s murder in Guam in 1992, but appealed a conviction and won. Jose Sablan was a convicted killer in Guam…

…The death penalty is still on the table for Sablan, who is accused of stabbing Rivera almost 30 times…(Full text at ABC 30 KFSN News)

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One Comment to “Confessed killer of BOP CO has hand slapped”

  1. Bob Walsh says:

    It is possible that the prosecutors felt they needed this testimony to convict the other bad guy in this case. They could even be right. It still feels wrong some how.