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Edgar Covarrubias

Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Edgar Covarrubias, age 20, of Nampa, was sentenced by the Honorable George A. Southworth for the felony crime of Voluntary Manslaughter.

Judge Southworth sentenced Covarrubias to 12 years fixed, followed by 3 years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 15 years in prison.  Judge Southworth also ordered Covarrubias to pay $13,000 in restitution and have no contact with victim’s family for the duration of the sentence.

Covarrubias turned himself into the Canyon County Detention Center in May 2015 after being indicted by a grand jury in connection with the Christmas Eve stabbing death of Ricardo Sedano near a Caldwell apartment complex.  According to police, Covarrubias was standing outside of the apartment complex with Jacob Hernandez, Michael Prieto and Gustavo Rodriguez when they began arguing with a male and two females who lived a couple of doors down.  Covarrubias then rushed towards the male and began fighting him.  Others jumped in and large fight ensued.  During the fight, Covarrubias stabbed Sedano, a rival gang member, once in the chest.  Sedano later died on the way to the hospital.  Covarrubias fled to California before eventually turning himself into authorities.

“This was a senseless act that took a young man’s life way too early,” said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.  “And why? Because he was in a rival gang.  Hopefully, this sends a message to the gangs out there that we will do everything in our power to hold you accountable and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.”