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Espinales guilty of lesser murder charge

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A jury has convicted a Gardner man of second-degree murder for the March 4 shooting of a family member at a birthday party in Baldwin.Jurors brought back their verdict about 4:45 p.m. after nearly three days of trial for Hinndley K. Espinales, 25. Prosecutors had charged Espinales with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Alvin Sanchez, which would have carried a penalty of 25 years to life. The lesser charge of second-degree murder carries a minimum penalty of nearly 13 years.He will be sentenced Dec. 5.

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macon47 7 years, 5 months ago

he was drunk and not responsible for his actions. no one today has to be responsible for what they do it is the law???????????? the drug dealer that was out running the cops on 31st st and killed a lady did better that this guy. if you are drunk or on dope,, your ok in douglas country support your local drug dealer

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offtotheright 7 years, 5 months ago

13 years is nothing for murder!

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