A-Last Simiron, was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of murder and theft of a motor vehicle last November. The court agreed with the prosecution that the defendant serve 5 years for the theft conviction before beginning his life sentence. Under the court’s order, the defendant must serve with 20 years instead of 15 years before even becoming eligible for parole.
Simiron and his co-defendant, Mallo Mangof Sally, were responsible for the death of Gilbert Alvarez Jr. who offered them a ride in February 2017.
“I’d like to recognize the victim’s family in this case for their strength and presence at each phase of the case. We are pleased that the court agreed with our position on sentencing in guaranteeing that the defendant will serve 20 years before even becoming eligible for parole,” said Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Sean Brown.
“I hope this sentence will help ease the pain of the victim’s family as well as bring some closure to the lives of the people that suffered the loss of their loved one,” said AAG Sean Brown. AAG Jeremiah Luther prosecuted the co-defendant alongside AAG Brown.