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Norteño Gang Member Gabriel Otero Receives Lengthy 3rd Strike Sentence For Armed Robbery

SALINAS (BCN) -- A judge has sentenced Gabriel Otero to 35 years in prison, following his recent conviction in Monterey County Superior Court.

Otero was arrested and convicted of a Nov. 24, 2018, armed robbery for the benefit of the Norteño criminal street gang, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the office Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni.

Gabriel Otero
Gabriel Otero (Monterey County District Attorney's Office)

Judge Rafael Vazquez sentenced Otero to 35 years because of Otero's prior strike conviction.

Otero admitted a portion of the proceeds of the robbery was for the Norteño gang in the form of a tax, and his conviction is considered a strike under California Three Strikes Laws.


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