The maximum sentence, but in reality, barely adequate for the crime committed:
- A reputed gang member was sentenced to 125 years in prison today for the 2009 murder of Chicago police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez in June 2009.
Shawn Gaston, 22, sat expressionless as the maximum sentence was imposed on him at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.
“There is no sentence that can undo what Mr. Gaston has done,” Judge Jorge Alonso said in a courtroom packed with members of the Valadez and Gaston families and Chicago police officers.
Too bad the judge was restricted to only 125 years and not a public flogging, hanging, drawing and quartering. Rest in Peace Alex.
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