Man sentenced to prison for 2016 attempted murder, other charges

Wednesday , December 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

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A jury deliberated for three and a half hours before finding Patrick Bobby Galindo Jr. guilty of first-degree felony attempted murder in connection with a 2016 shooting.

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — An Ogden man found guilty of shooting a man multiple times in the chest will spend at least the next three years in the state prison.

Patrick Bobby Galindo Jr., 20, was sentenced on multiple charges Wednesday afternoon at Ogden’s 2nd District Court by Judge Ernie Jones.

For the charge of attempted murder, a first-degree felony, Galindo was sentenced to three years to life in the Utah State Prison

That charge is the result of a June 2016 incident in which a 26-year-old man collapsed near 2730 Washington Blvd. with four gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. Galindo was found guilty by a jury in September.

Galindo was also sentenced for lesser charges stemming from both the shooting and previous arrests.

He was also given a sentence of one to 15 years in prison for the charge of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person in connection with the 2016 shooting

During the hearing, Galindo was sentenced for three other charges from previous incidents. He was on probation at the time of the 2016 shooting. 

For felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony, Galindo was sentenced to zero to five years in prison. And he was sentenced to zero to five years for possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony. 

For failure to stop at the command of law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor, Galindo was given 365 days in jail. 

All of Galindo’s charges will run concurrently. 

Galindo’s attorney, Randall Richards, originally asked Jones to give Galindo probation, but Jones rebuffed the request. 

Jones said the last time Galindo was given probation, he was arrested two months later on the attempted murder charge. 

The judge said that after reading the victim’s medical reports he “couldn’t believe” the victim was still alive after suffering four gunshot wounds to the chest at point-blank range. 

Restitution for the shooting incident will be determined later by the state board of pardons. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.