Nicholas Gonzales pleaded guilty in July to charges of shooting at an occupied dwelling, resulting in great bodily harm, and conspiracy to commit shooting at a dwelling.
Gonzales, 17, wore an orange CYFD jumpsuit as he read a hand-written letter to the court, blaming his foolishness and selfishness for Chavez-Silver’s death and apologizing to his family and friends.
“Because of my actions, an innocent life has been taken away. A life I did not know, a life that did not grow to its full potential,” he said. “And for that, I am very sorry.”