Carlos Maldonado sentenced to eight and half years in prison

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Lovington man will spend the next eight and a half years behind bars for killing an 11 year old boy last year.

Carlos Maldonado was convicted of shooting and killing Lawrence Juarez.

The boy was sitting inside the vehicle with his father, and his father's girlfriend.

Maldonado received six years on one count of manslaughter, one year because a handgun was involved, and 18 months for shooting from a moving vehicle.

The sentences will be served consecutively.