By Liam Ford
10:04 PM EST, February 10, 2014
A Burbank man who shot a teen who had been having an affair with his girlfriend was sentenced today to 35 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.
Nikolas Gacho, who had been found guilty in December of attempted murder, also pled guilty today to a felony unlawful use of a weapon charge, for which he was arrested while he was out on bail in the June 9, 2010 shooting, court records show.
Gacho, 21, was sentenced by Cook County Criminal Court Judge William Lacy to 10 years in prison, and received another 25 years for committing the crime with a gun, according to court records.
Early on June 9, 2010, Gacho’s girlfriend and the teen, a 19-year-old man, had gone to a party, and were walking to the woman’s house together, when Gacho drove up in a van in the 3200 block of South Parnell Avenue and shot the man in the back, prosecutors said. Gacho then drove off.
The victim was paralyzed by the shooting.
Witnesses identified Gacho in a photo lineup and he was arrested and ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail. Gacho posted bail, but was arrested again Nov. 17, 2012, in the 1700 block of West 37 th Street on a charge of unlawful possession of a handgun and sent back to jail.
Gacho pled guilty to a gun charge in the case today, and was sentenced by Lacy to a year in prison on that charge, according to court records.
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