Man gets 15 years in another’s death

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A man charged with the New Year’s Day murder of another man will serve 15 years in prison.

Casey Circuit Court Judge James G. Weddle sentenced Isidro Perez Santiso, 26, on Monday for the Jan. 1, 2009 shooting death of Ramon Carillo.

Santiso — who was originally charged with murder and indicted as Isidro Perez — took a plea agreement July 30, which reduced the murder charge to first-degree manslaughter.

Santiso, who was represented by Public Defender Shelby Horn, was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of a defaced firearm.

Arrested at a mobile home on U.S. 127 about five miles north of Liberty, Santiso had allegedly shot Carillo twice in the chest and once in the head with a 9mm pistol, according to police.

Santiso had told police, through an interpreter, that he shot Carillo because he was assaulting his friend, who lived with him in a mobile home owned by Joey Weddle.

Weddle had told police that Carillo showed up shortly before New Year’s Day and asked if he had a place he could stay. When some of the other residents complained that Carillo threatened to kill one of the workers, Weddle said he told Carillo he would have to leave the next day.

Carillo was shot and killed that night.