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5 years for assault with deadly weapon

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Marcos Muiretta, who shot at his roommate last September, received five years in state prison for assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm enhancement.

Muiretta pleaded no contest to the charge on Jan. 30. The plea saved the case from going to trial. He was sentenced last week at El Dorado County Superior Court.

He remains in El Dorado County Jail on no bail.

Law enforcement closed down Highway 50 for four hours during the morning of Sept. 11 after the long-range rifle shooting. Muiretta faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison if a jury found him guilty.

He shared the Los Angeles Drive residence with a female roommate and her ex-husband. The shot went through the ex-husband’s shirt, pierced a wall and entered a nearby residence that was unoccupied. After the shooting, both adults fled the house while Muiretta stayed.

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After other inmates alerted jail personnel. Paramedics found Heston Cavalier Schmucker conscious about 1:36 p.m. and rushed him to a Reno hospital.

Arrested Feb. 21 at Stateline, the Placerville resident is in custody on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a credit card without the owner’s consent and possession and illegal use of a forged instrument.

Schmucker is also being held on a fugitive warrant from El Dorado County.

Tribune News Service contributed to this report.

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