Sacramento man convicted of murder gets maximum sentence

5:37 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - A man convicted of a 2010 Valentine's Day murder was sentenced to prison.

Jesus Gallegos was found guilty on Jan. 30 of stabbing 23-year-old Triston Salladay to death, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

According to Sacramento police, Gallegos and Salladay got into an argument on Feb. 14, 2010, which escalated into a fight on the 3500 block of 53rd Street. During the fight, Gallegos pulled out a fight and stabbed Salladay multiple times.

When officers arrived at the scene around 3:30 p.m., Salladay was transported to a hospital for treatment. Police said Salladay later died of his injuries.

Gallegos sentenced to 26 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence for the crime.

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