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Man to be Sentenced in 2013 Providence Shooting

Man to be Sentenced in 2013 Providence Shooting

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Providence man faces sentencing for crimes related to the June 2013 shooting death of a 12-year-old girl.

Luis Gonzalez, known as "Fat Boy," was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the killing of Aynis Vargas but convicted of felony assault and weapons charges.

The girl was attending a graduation party in Providence when she and three women were shot. The three women survived. Prosecutors say Gonzalez and four other gang members targeted the party because it was in the neighborhood of a rival gang, and they were seeking revenge for a friend's killing.

Gonzalez is to be sentenced Friday in Providence Superior Court.

The shooter, 22-year-old Branden Castro, and three people charged in the killing all pleaded guilty.


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