UTICA, N.Y. -- A man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a victim was found dead in a car behind a barn in Whitestown last year has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Jalil Pacheco, 21, and Isaiah A. Moore, 21, were both indicted for second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Quaheim Holland in December of 2020, nearly a year after the homicide.
Holland was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in January of 2020. Oneida County sheriff’s deputies found him in a car behind a barn off of Westmoreland Road while responding to a 911 call about a crash.
Pacheco pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter this past September.
After his sentence is served, Pacheco will be under five years of post-release supervision.
Moore has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. His trial is scheduled to begin in late November.