Juvenile gang members get 15 years each for killing

Two gang members, 16 and 17, got 15 years each in confinement Tuesday after being found responsible for the death of a 9 year old in a crossfire last Aug. 31.

Gunfire also wounded a woman passerby during the gang confrontation in La Caprio, a low-income region of the metro area.

The two were sentenced to 21 years each, but the
term was reduced to the maximum for a juvenile offender.

Dead is Stward Rodney Alfaro Barrantes, who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time playing with friends when gunfire broke out on the public right-of-way. The confrontation was between the Las Gradas and La Primera Parada gangs. The child suffered a bullet in the face.

The court session was closed, and the outcome was reported by the Poder Judicial.

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