Novato woman pleads guilty in Hamilton gang shooting
Gary Klien (Marin Independent Journal) | October 09, 2012
A 24-year-old Novato woman pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting, leaving her two codefendants to face trial.
Alessandra Marie Coyle, an accused gang member, admitted to a charge of being an accessory after the fact, said prosecutor Otis Bruce. She could receive a sentence of up to three years.
Coyle took a plea bargain just as the case was about to head to trial. Jury selection started Tuesday for the other defendants, Armando Gil, 27, of Novato and Williams Martinez-Carreon, 18, of San Rafael.
A fourth suspect, Luis Felipe Rodriguez, remains at large.
The shooting occurred Jan. 3, 2011, at the Hamilton Marketplace in southern Novato. Police said the two victims — a 27-year-old San Rafael man and a 23-year-old Daly City man — were attacked while sitting in a car.
Coyle, who was arrested the night of the shooting, was initially charged with attempted murder, assaulting the victims with a hammer, being an accessory after the fact and participating in a criminal street gang.