Man gets 55 years for slaying of East Aurora teen


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 9:36 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) A 23-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for a slaying in Oswego three years ago.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reports that Kendall County Judge John Barsanti sentenced Francisco Salazar on Wednesday to 30 years for murder and 25 years for attempted murder.

Salazar was convicted in May in the death of 17-year-old Jason Ventura, a former star soccer player at East Aurora High School.

Prosecutors say Salazar drove four men to a party in Oswego in December 2009. While Salazar's group was leaving, one of them exchanged rival gang signs with someone in Ventura's car.

Prosecutors say Salazar turned his car around and a passenger, Zachary Reyes, fired 11 shots into Ventura's car, striking Ventura and another man.

Reyes is serving a 92-year sentence.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




(More History)