Attacker in Boise Nightclub Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison 

click to enlarge Jesus Garcia, 25, is guilty of second degree murder, aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Jesus Garcia, 25, is guilty of second degree murder, aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
UPDATE: July 19, 2018, 3 p.m.

Fourth District Judge Michael Reardon sentenced 26-year-old Jesus Garcia to a minimum of 25 years behind bars for the stabbing death of a patron at a Boise nightclub in January 2017. Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder. In addition to Garcia's 25 years-to life in prison for the fatal stabbing, Reardon tacked on an additional 23 years for Garcia's convictions of aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

ORIGINAL POST: July 19, 2018  11 a.m.

A Nampa man is set to be sentenced today following his conviction for the fatal stabbing death of a man at downtown Boise's China Blue nightclub on January 14, 2017.

Surveillance footage inside the club revealed that two patrons, Daviel Ruiz-Gomez and Luis Rosales, were attacked by a male suspect with a knife. Rosales, stabbed in the chest and torso, survived; but Ruiz-Gomez died a short time later of multiple stab wounds. Prosecutors said 26-year-old Jesus Garcia had gotten into an altercation with the two victims, pulling out a pocket knife and stabbing them repeatedly.

A few weeks after the incident, Boise Weekly sat down with Ted Challenger, owner of China Blue and a number of other nightclubs and taverns at Sixth and Main streets, unofficially known as the "Barmuda Trinagle."

"Ten seconds. That's how fast [the incident] happened," said Challenger. "My doormen moved in and cops were here in a heartbeat. I think it took Boise police one minute to be on the scene. We applied first aid and paramedics were here in four minutes. The suspect? To the best of our knowledge, he was in the bar for about eight minutes."

In April of this year, Garcia was convicted by an Ada County jury on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated battery, use of a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
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