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Gun use adds 10 years to sentence

Sat, Nov 23 2013 12:00 PM Posted By: Neal Putnam

The getaway driver who was implicated in a 2012 slaying of Reynaldo Bonoan after the Chula Vista man left a child’s birthday party was sentenced Monday to 21 years in state prison.

Andrew James Oliver, 23, was given 11 years for his guilty plea for voluntary manslaughter and Chula Vista Superior Court Judge Ana Espana added 10 years for using a gun in a homicide.

Andrew was ordered to help pay $7,116 in funeral expenses for Bonoan, 28, who was shot in the back on May 19, 2012 in Otay Mesa. Bonoan had left the party to talk to people in a white Mitsubishi and a man got out of the car and shot him before getting back inside the car which then sped off.

Deputy District Attorney Allen Brown said Bonoan was shot during a robbery and his backpack was recovered in the Mitsubishi. Some marijuana was found near the body.

The gunman, Deon Bryant, who is now 18 but was 17 at the time, was sentenced in April to 29 years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Bryant was ordered to stand trial as an adult.

Tyrone Lamar Cannady, Jr., 21, will be sentenced Dec. 3 after he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Cannady is expected to receive 17 years in prison. Tyrie Wells, 20, will be sentenced Dec. 18 and could get five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbery.

Mikee Hanes, 19, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced July 12 to 17 years in prison. All the defendants will share the funeral expense order, said Brown.

Brown said the bullet went into his heart and lungs and he died minutes later on a sidewalk in the 3400 block of Alonquin Way. Oliver was the first person arrested by police on May 23, 2012, after several people identified him as the driver. The others were arrested afterwards.


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