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Prosecutors secure 30-year sentence in 30-year-old murder

Posted by Admin On September - 9 - 2013

Defendant captured after profile on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

A former Chicago man who reportedly fled to Mexico after committing murder in 1982 was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Bruno Salgado, 58, whose last known address was in Ramsey, Minnesota, was convicted earlier this summer of the 1982 murder of 28-year-old Ismael Solano.

According to prosecutors, on July 10, 1982, Solano and two friends went to a bar in the 2700 block of North Lincoln after work. A short time later, Salgado and a friend arrived at the same bar. Salgado, Solano and his companions all worked at the same company and were acquainted with each other. Salgado became loud and unruly at the bar and Solano told him to quiet down. An argument between the two escalated into a physical altercation outside when Solano and his friends were leaving. During the fight, Salgado’s friend was hit in the head with a beer bottle, after which Salgado went to his car and retrieved a gun. Salgado shot Solano and both his friends. Solano later died from his injuries. Salgado fled the scene on foot. Several witnesses identified Salgado as the shooter.

Salgado fled Illinois to escape prosecution for this crime, first to California, then Mexico and finally Minnesota. In December of 2006, the crime was profiled on the television show ‘America’s Most Wanted.’ Numerous tips on Salgado’s whereabouts came in and he was arrested in August 2010 in Minnesota.

Salgado was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery in a bench trial before Judge Vincent Gaughan on June 25, 2013. Judge Gaughan sentenced Salgado yesterday to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

State’s Attorney Alvarez thanked Assistant State’s Attorney Risa Lanier, the Chicago Police Department and the FBI for their work on this case.

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