Man's Killer Sentenced 12 Years After Crime - NBC 7 San Diego

Man's Killer Sentenced 12 Years After Crime

Guillermo Gonzalez Nunez killed Willie Clark Jr. in a 2006 shooting at a bar in San Diego, then fled to Mexico

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    A man who was on the run for a decade for a 2006 killing has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars, according to a published report. 

    Guillermo Gonzalez Nunez shot and killed Willie Clark Junior outside of a bar on Hollister Street on April 3, 2006. 

    Gonzalez fled to Mexico where he lived until he was extradited in 2016 to face charges in Clark's killing. 

    On Thursday, Gonzalez was sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to City News Service.

    Clark's family talked with NBC 7 about the tragic killing when Gonzalez was arrested in 2016. 

    “We still hear my dad's voice, his laugh. This has all been one big dream. A bad dream,” Clark’s son Julius told NBC 7.

    The family said at the time that they forgave the suspect, but they will never forget what he did. 

    “I consider him beyond being a monster,” Julius' mother Mary Lopez said. “He took...a big part of me. In my heart I want justice."

    Gonzalez, 44, pleaded guilty in August to voluntary manslaughter, CNS reported.

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