In 2007, Guadalupe Solis Diaz fired into a crowd of six individuals during a drive-by shooting when he was just sixteen years old. No one was injured in the shooting, but Solis Diaz was auto-declined to adult court and charged with six counts of first degree assault, plus drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm. Not understanding the gravity of the charges against him, Solis Diaz turned down a plea deal, went to trial, and was found guilty on all charges. He was sentenced to the top end of the sentence range for each charge, with 5-year mandatory minimum firearm enhancements added to most of the counts, and with all the sentences ordered to be run consecutively. This resulted in a sentence of 1,111 months, or 92.58 years in prison. His sentence was upheld on appeal and this personal restraint petition (PRP) followed.
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