Man gets 45 years in prison for killing two men at bus stop

Froilan Hermenegildo shot and killed two men at a bus stop in Auburn on Oct. 20 2015.

At Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent last Friday, Superior Court Judge Chad Allred told the 20-year-old man he’ll spend the next 45 years of his life in prison for killing 19-year-old Angel Mireles and 40-year-old Mark Rivera, who was Mireles’ stepfather.

Hermenegildo pleaded guilty April 27, 2017 to two counts of second-degree murder with firearm enhancements, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in the first degree and two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle for the killings.

The sentence range, including the firearm enhancements, was 38 to 54 years in prison.

According to court records, Hermenegildo shot the men sometime before 5:30 p.m. that day at a bus stop at 17th Street Southeast and B Street Southeast in a residential neighborhood off A Street.

According to court records, Rivera and his two sons were sitting at a bus stop when Hermenegildo pulled up. Mireles approached the vehicle to talk to Hermenegildo, but Hermenegildo pulled out a gun and shot Mireles in the face. Rivera was then shot, also in the face, as he ran to approach his fallen stepson.

Mireles was pronounced dead at the scene. Rivera was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he died the next day.

Police later found Hermenegildo and his girlfriend at the girlfriend’s home in Auburn, and the blood-spattered stolen car abandoned in the Tacoma area.

Senior Deputy Prosecutors John Castleton and Steve Herschkowitz handled the case.

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