Greeley man sentenced to 48 years in prison for shooting, killing man
Published on July 02, 2021
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Weld County man was sentenced to several decades in prison after a deadly shooting outside a Greeley fitness center in 2019.
Wednesday, a Weld County judge sentenced 42-year-old Jaime Gonzalez- Quezada to 48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
“There’s nothing within my power to repair the pain of a mother or the victim’s family,” Judge Vince Vigil said during the sentencing hearing. “I can’t help them heal. I can’t bring their son back. The only thing I can do is acknowledge the severity of this tragic crime.”
A jury convicted Gonzalez-Quezada in May of second-degree murder and reckless endangerment for shooting and killing 24-year-old Gilberto Marron in October of 2019.
The shooting happened outside the 16th Street Gym in Greeley while the victim was in the backseat of the defendant’s wife’s car.
“His life hadn’t even started yet,” Weld Deputy District Attorney Ashley Fetyko said. “To have him gunned down in the parking lot like he was, it’s egregious beyond words. There is absolutely no excuse for why his life was ended.”
Weld Assistant District Attorney Robb Miller and Deputy District Attorney Ashley Fetyko prosecuted this case.