Galesburg Man Guilty of Shooting and Killing Friend
A Galesburg man has been found guilty of accidentally shooting his friend in the chest last March with a rifle.
20-year-old Cody Delacruz was arrested March 14th, when police were called to a home on Olive Street in Galesburg where they discovered 18-year-old Isaiah Stevenson had been shot in the chest. Prosecutors say Delacruz had been drinking and smoked marijuana before he showed off his rifle to friends. The gun went of, shot, and killed Stevenson.
Delacruz has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say he could get up to five years in prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 12th.