Ogden man sent to prison in fatal shooting of girlfriend’s ex-husband
OGDEN — A judge on Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old man to 15 years to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a man he ambushed outside of a convenience store.
Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia shot Mauricio Alejandro Hernandez in the head, neck, chest and lower abdomen with a .45-caliber handgun on May 18, 2019, at the store in the 500 block of 31st Street.
Guadarrama-Garcia, who had dated Hernandez’s ex-wife, plead guilty in a plea bargain on April 19 to a charge of first-degree felony murder. In return, Weber County prosecutors dropped charges of obstructing justice, aggravated assault and use of a firearm by a restricted person.
Judge Noel Hyde announced the sentence against Guadarrama-Garcia in 2nd District Court and turned him over to sheriff’s deputies for transportation to the Utah State Prison.
Hernandez, 24, was dead at the scene of the shooting, according to charging documents. Prosecutors said Guadarrama-Garcia walked up to a man in a vehicle nearby and threatened him after the shooting, then ran home to his apartment several blocks away.
“I killed your husband,” Guadarrama-Garcia said in a text message to Hernandez’s ex-wife. The woman told police she dated Guadarrama-Garcia after her relationship with Hernandez ended.
Police said they found a .45 caliber pistol in Guadarrama-Garcia’s apartment. They said he admitted to shooting Hernandez and added that he had smoked methamphetamine that evening.