SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A man convicted of being involved in a deadly shooting on 2021’s New Year Day was sentenced on Friday.
Carlos Morales pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and three counts of reckless use of a firearm in August 2021.
Morales was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Friday in court. He has also been sentenced to three five-year prison sentences for other charges, but he will be serving it at the same time as his 50-year sentence. Morales was demanded to serve at least 15 years in prison before he is considered for any type of release.
Morales’ brother, Christopher Morales, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and three counts of reckless use of a firearm in June during a plea agreement. He was sentenced to 55 years.
The charges stemmed from a shooting on New Year’s Day 2021 when police were called to South Walker Streeting, finding an 18-year-old woman dead with a gunshot wound.