Southwest Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Gang Killing
CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho man who killed another man by shooting him in the head has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 20-year-old Alberto Chavez made the plea Wednesday in 3rd District Court. The guilty plea includes an enhancement for committing a felony with the intent to promote criminal gang activity. Twenty-six-year-old Kyle Jackson died in August in what police say was a gang-related incident.
Authorities say Jackson was shot on Caldwell Boulevard after waving a red bandana, a color affiliated with the Northside gang. Police say Chavez is believed to be a member of the Southside gang, which uses the color blue. Sentencing for Chavez is set for Jan. 21.