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Case Number: CR19-1893-TUC-JGZ
Judge: Jennifer G. Zipps
Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Pima County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Tucson, Arizona felony possession of a machine gun criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant.
Raymundo Lopez Casillas, III, 20, of Tucson, to 60 months in prison for unlawful possession of three machineguns, six pipe bombs, and a firearm silencer. Casillas previously pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of unregistered firearms.
On June 7, 2019, Casillas discharged a firearm in his bedroom. The bullet traveled through the wall and struck his 17-year-old nephew in the head, killing him. While investigating this incident, law enforcement searched Casillas’ bedroom and found six pipe bombs, one fully automatic machinegun, two machinegun conversion devices, and a firearm silencer – all of which are unlawful to possess without the proper registration. Although not unlawfully possessed, officers also found thirteen additional firearms, a large amount of ammunition, and high capacity magazines in Casillas’ bedroom.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with assistance from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant United States Attorney Angela W. Woolridge handled the prosecution.
26:5841, 5845(a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8), (b), (f), 5861(d) and 5871 Possession of Unregistered Firearms; Forfeiture Allegation 924(d); 28:2461(c)
Outcome: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a term of SIXTY (60) MONTHS, with credit for time served. Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of THIRTY-SIX (36) MONTHS