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March 29, 2013

Man sentenced to eight years for 2001 murder

KEYSER, W.Va. — Vincent “Lucky” Bonilla, currently known as Quinones, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter recently in Mineral County Circuit Court. Judge Philip Jordan sentenced him to eight years in prison.

The statute was a determinant sentence of between three and 15 years, according to Mineral County Prosecutor Jay Courrier.

“Due to some evidentiary problems in the case, the state could not prove the case of murder,” said Courrier.

The U.S. Marshal Service arrested Bonilla in Massachusetts in April 2012 for the 2001 killing of a 17-year-old in Piedmont, according to a previous Times-News article. The marshals service said Bonilla had avoided capture by using false identities.

West Virginia authorities issued warrants for Bonilla for the slaying of Gabriel Lopez of New York, according to a previous Times-News article. The killing was believed to be drug-related.

The shooting occurred between 11 p.m. and midnight Jan. 15, 2001, at the Aubrey-Robert Stewart Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on West Hampshire Street. Bonilla and Lopez were both patrons in the VFW when the shooting occurred.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

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