A plea deal could have freed Aaron Vargas, 32, on probation in the 2009 shooting death of Darrell McNeill, 63, but the judge disagreed. Residents of the small community had risen up in support of Vargas.
Declaring that the legal system should be allowed to do its job, Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Ron Brown sentenced Aaron Vargas to nine years in prison Tuesday for shooting to death the man who began molesting him when he was 11.
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