A northwest Iowa man will spend 22 months in federal prison for selling a gun that was used in an attempted murder/suicide. This past May 31-year-old Hilario Valverde-Gonzales of Sioux City pled guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while being a felon and a fugitive from justice.
Prosecutors say he sold a .45 caliber pistol to a gang member. The gangster gave that gun to another man who used the pistol to shoot his wife and then commit suicide. Valverde-Gonzales had been convicted of marijuana possession in California back in 2000, but he fled before he could be sentenced and he was considered a fugitive.
Federal agents tracked this gun sale back to him and he’s going to spend a little less than two years in prison on the gun crime charge.