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Father sentenced for part in Lesly Palacio's death, her family says it's 'not really justice'

Posted at 9:34 AM, Aug 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 04:06:36-04

UPDATE: Jose Rangel was sentenced to two years in prison for helping his son after Lesly Palacio's death last year.

The Palacio family says two years is not enough.

"Although we do know that they can't give him more than two years, it's still not really justice for us," said Nayelli Palacio, Lesly's sister.

The 46-year-old pled guilty to destroying evidence and accessory to commit murder -- both gross misdemeanor charges which each carry a maximum sentence of one year in jail.

Rangel received credit for 205 days for time already served. He will serve the rest of the time in the Clark County Detention Center.

He apologized repeatedly during the sentencing. Rangel told the courtroom that he knew that he had failed both families involved.

The father accused of helping his son after he killed a Las Vegas woman named Lesly Palacio is happening this morning in a Las Vegas courtroom.

46-year-old Jose Rangel pled guilty in June to destroying evidence and accessory to murder.

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22-year-old Lesly Palacio was killed in August 2020. She was allegedly killed by her friend Erick Rangel-Ibarra.

Erick and Jose disappeared after Lesly's murder but Jose Rangel turned himself in weeks later.

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Erick Rangel has not been located or arrested.

The charges against Jose Rangel are considered misdemeanors and he could be sentenced to prison for 2 years.

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