MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The teen who shot Guadalupe Galeno Hernandez in Minneapolis last November was sentenced Friday in Hennepin County District Court.

Marlon Montano will spend nearly 13 years in prison for firing the shots that nearly killed Hernandez, an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting. Instead, she is now paralyzed. Montano pleaded guilty to the shooting that happened on the 3400 block of Chicago Avenue.

Prosecutors said Montano is a gang member who had never met Hernandez before the shooting. She was in court on Friday for the sentencing.

“I was worried to see him,” Guadalupe said. “It’s hard. It’s hard to see the person that did so much damage.”

It’s a stronger sentencing than the original criminal charges called for, but because of Montano’s actions, Hernandez will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

“If there’s an upward departure from the guidelines, it has to be justified and that’s just what we did,” said Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Susan Crumb.

Hernandez and her family spoke after the sentencing Friday. Her mother, Hilda, remains focused on moving forward.

“My life changed completely, my child’s life, my entire family’s life but we have to keep moving forward,” Hilda said.

Court documents said there were seven people inside the car when the shots were fired. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said the car’s driver has been charged and will appear in court next week.

Comments (17)
  1. Tom L says:

    not even 13 yrs, and he’ll serve half that for “good behaviour,”
    for sentencing a child to life in a chair and snuffing her quality of life completely away?

    whats wrong with this picture??? I think the legislature needs to do some more work in that special session coming up. But…they wont.

    1. Jim Saporito says:

      They can’t without petitions. They’re already being petitioned by powerful groups; the prison guard union among them, to keep the legal system the way it is. Millions of regular folks would have to write their representatives to even begin to be a threat. But … we won’t.

    1. Hugh Jorgan says:

      Mo-better would be let the little girl shoot that piece-O-$hit! Start with a arm, then the other, then both legs. Oh, and use a .357 mag too, young lady, because you’ll want to be sure that he couldn’t possibly be rebuilt. There, a portable stump that inmates can rest their weary feet on while watching TV… 🙂

  2. Kathleen says:

    I want to know if there is a fund for the young girl and her family, she has so much grace.

  3. drts says:

    Certainly doesn’t look the type.

    1. Jake says:

      Did you all check out the mug shot on this guy? He could have gone trick or treatin’, and won best costume without any mask or makeup. Seriously.

  4. Dr Dave says:

    A gang member gets 13 years for what should be considered attempted murder on a child yet there are people who get sentenced to that much time for stealing…. Our justice system is so out of wack.

    1. fred says:

      I agree, dr. dave…..didn`t some dude get 17 years for locking his girlfriend in a kennel?……..this gang banging thug deserves at least 20 to life.

  5. Brian says:

    Yep. 13 years is too light a punishment. He should get a gawd dam pick axe in the sternum.

  6. Pete says:

    Don’t worry people, I’m fairly certain some good ol’ prison justice will take care of the P.O.S… Painfully!!!

  7. Kevin says:

    Your tax dollars at work supporting illegals…….hows that whole open border thing working for you?

  8. insignificant says:

    again i say…time these animals with no respect for life get snuffed out of life, as there is no rehabilitation for one who’s human spirit has left it’s habitation and in it’s stead is rotten to the core

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