- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to a shooting that seriously wounded a 10-year-old girl will not be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea.

KTVB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2qpS3WH) that a judge earlier this week rejected the request by 20-year-old Mario Garza.

Garza and Ezri Garcia were charged after a June 2016 shootout at a Nampa Walmart where families had gathered to watch a fireworks show.

The girl was struck in the shoulder, and surgeons were unable to remove the bullet due to possible nerve damage.

Garza pleaded guilty in November to aggravated assault with a weapons enhancement and felony riot with a gang enhancement. He asked to withdraw his plea in February.

He faces up to 18 years in prison at his sentencing next month.

Garcia pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 19 years in prison.


Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/

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