Mongols member sentenced in deadly Nevada brawl

Justice swoops on unruly gang member

A MONGOLS motorcycle club member was sentenced yesterday to two-to-five years in Nevada state prison for his part in a deadly casino brawl with rival Hells Angels during a biker rally in 2002.

Under terms of his plea deal and sentence, 28-year-old Pedro Martinez Jr. could be freed by summer, after already serving time while waiting to be sentenced.

Martinez became the first of six current and former Mongols members to be sentenced after all took plea deals to avoid trial in the casino fight left three dead in April 2002.

Six Hells Angels members also have been sentenced after taking plea deals in separate federal and state cases. Most got around 30 months in prison. Martinez pleaded guilty last month to felony battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm. He was accused of shooting and wounding a Hells Angels member.