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Sun Valley Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2015 Murder

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The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office says a Sun Valley man was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty in a murder trial earlier this year.

In April jurors found 20-year-old Jonathan Zurisaday Jaramillo, also known as “Sleepy”, guilty of second degree murder with the use of a deadly weapon in connection with an October, 2015 shooting case. (To see the original story click here.)

He was sentenced last week on one count of Second Degree Murder with the Use of a Deadly Weapon to life in prison plus an additional 20 years. Jaramillo was also sentenced to an additional 6 years for a Battery by a Prisoner conviction he accumulated will awaiting trial.

The sentence ensures that he will serve a minimum of 20 years in prison before being eligible for parole. 

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies say that on October 9, 2015 they were called to a report of a shooting at a residence on Igloo Drive in Sun Valley. When they arrived, 16-year-old Gerardo Reyes was found dead in the backyard of the home. Officials say Reyes had been attending a bonfire at the Igloo address with teenage friends when he was shot once in the back by the Jaramillo.  

WCSO Detectives say that witnesses identified the shooter as “Sleepy” and Regional Gang Unit detectives were contacted to assist and determined “Sleepy” was the moniker of Jaramillo, a documented gang member. Gang unit officers found Jaramillo and the gun used to shoot Reyes within hours of the shooting in an apartment in South Reno. Officers say the gun had been dismantled and hidden in the apartment.

Jaramillo was arrested and the DA's Office filed formal criminal charges against him. 

(Washoe County District Attorney's Office contributed to this report.)

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