Mom in Yakima gang family sentenced to 11 years
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The mother in a Yakima gang family was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for giving a loaded gun and drugs to her 15-year-old son to hide.
Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/qq7uNB ) 34-year-old Jennifer N. Rodriguez was convicted of delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Prosecutors say Rodriguez and her husband Daniel Rodriguez, a gang member known as Smurf, were involved in a drug rip-off in January at an apartment complex. Police caught their 15-year-old son trying to flee out the back with a loaded pistol and a bottle of painkillers.
The 30-year-old Daniel Rodriguez was convicted on a firearms charge for his role and sentenced to five years in prison. The son was convicted as a juvenile and sentenced to 29 days in detention.
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com