JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A second man has been sentenced for the shooting death in January 2015 of a 5-year-old boy who had been caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in Beloit.
Twenty-four-year-old Eric Salazar-Mota, of Beloit, was sentenced on Friday to 14 years in prison for the gang-related slaying of Austin Ramos Jr. The youth was shot while riding in the back seat of a car driven by his father, Austin Ramos Sr.
Salazar-Mota was one of four men arrested in the case. Sergio Raygoza-Ortiz was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison.
Two other defendants have pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Isaac Torres and Hugo Martinez are scheduled to be sentenced in April.