Kyle man sentenced to 25 years for murder

A 25-year prison sentence was handed down to a Kyle teen Friday who pled guilty to shooting and killing a man in an April 2016 drive-by shooting.

Jamez Gabriel Sanchez, 18, of Kyle, pled guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Natanell Bardales, according to a city of Kyle press release.

Sanchez was originally arrested April 2, 2016 for the drive-by shooting, which took place in the Post Oak subdivision in Kyle.

The Hays Free Press reported Sanchez was not initially identified, as he was 16 at the time of the arrest.

Sanchez was originally charged as a juvenile, but was later booked into the Hays County Jail when he turned 17 in August 2016.

According to the release, Sanchez was certified as an adult prior to entering his guilty plea on Feb. 7.

Additional details about the case, however, will not be released due to a pending case against Rickson Correa-Cherem, who was arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting in May 2016.

Cherem was indicted by a Hays County Grand Jury on a first-degree murder charge in July 2017. He is currently being held in the Hays County Jail on $100,000 bond.

The Hays Free Press reported Kyle Police suspected Cherem was the driver of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting.

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