In a Carson City courtroom Wilber Guzman pleaded guilty to killing four people. The motivation wasn’t clear. But Guzman completed his plea agreement with Washoe, Douglas and Carson City on Tuesday, pleading guilty to an array of charges. The victims’ families didn’t want Guzman to be sentenced to death because it would drag out the legal procedure – possibly for years. And the victim families just wanted to see Guzman behind bars for the rest of his life – just to get it over with.
Guzman has entered guilty pleas to all charges against him in all three counties.
In Carson City, Guzman was facing eight counts — three burglary charges, four counts of possessing and selling stolen property and one count of possession of a firearm because he is an illegal alien. The maximum penalties on those counts would add up to 54 years. In Washoe County, which had significantly more charges against him, Guzman was staring at 80 years in prison and in Douglas County, 70 years behind bars.
Sentences will be levied against Guzman in Carson City sometime in March.