Edgar Covarrubias, 20, of Nampa has been sentenced to 12 years fixed, followed by three years indeterminate, for a total unified sentence of 15 years for the felony crime of voluntary manslaughter after stabbing and killing Ricardo Sedano on Christmas Eve 2014.
Covarrubias turned himself into the Canyon County Detention Center in May of 2015 after being indicted by a grand jury in connection to the incident.
According to police, Covarrubias was standing outside of an apartment complex in Caldwell, Idaho with Jacob Hernandez, Michael Prieto and Gustavo Rodriguez when an argument broke out with a Ricardo Sedano and two women who lived a couple of doors down.
Covarrubias rushed toward Sedano and a fight ensued.
While fighting, Covarrubias stabbed Ricardo Sedano, Hernandez, Prieto, Rodriguez and Covarrubias loaded Sedano into a car but called 911 after realizing that Sedano was dying. By the time paramedics arrived, Sedano was deceased.
Following the incident, Covarrubias fled to California before 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.”