- Associated Press - Friday, October 20, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 22-year-old man from Mexico has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole after 25 years for fatally shooting another man in Oregon in June 2016.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that a jury in September found Roger Gastelum-Medina guilty of murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

Gastelum-Medina apologized in court for killing 21-year-old Yusuf Sharif. He is accused of fatally shooting Sharif after an argument. He was arrested the day after the shooting by U.S. marshals.

Prosecutor Bracken McKey says Gastelum-Medina had been in the U.S. illegally and has a criminal history that includes a 2015 conviction for methamphetamine possession.

Gastelum-Medina is expected to be deported to Mexico, and Judge Oscar Garcia ordered him not to return to the U.S. if he is.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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