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Man who was a teen during an Omaha shooting...

Posted at 6:08 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 11:11:31-05

On Monday, a judge re-sentenced Juan Castaneda to 105 to 125 years behind bars, meaning with credit for time served he will be parole eligible in about 45 years.

Friends and family of Tari Glinsmann, one of the victims, filled the courtroom to hear Castaneda's fate.

Glinsmann was shot and killed as she was leaving work at a gas station near 52nd and Leavenworth in November of 2008.  Before killing Glinsmann,15-year-old Juan Castenada, 17-year-old Eric Ramirez and Edgar Cervantes killed Luis Silva in South Omaha and wounded a man in Dundee.

Cervantes took a plea deal and Castaneda and Ramirez were sentenced to life without parole.

In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to sentence a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole.

Glinsmann's father says it's tough to relive his daughter’s death while these men are re-sentenced. 

“It’s very hard.  We were just starting to get over things and then it started all over again.  I hope that the other guy gets the same sentence,” said Eugene Glinsmann.

Glinsmann said there's over 7-years of memories his daugter missed out on.

"Losing a daughter like that at a young age it been real rough...she's missed a lot of things since her passing," said Glinsmann.

Public Defender Tom Riley advised that his client Juan Castaneda not say anything in court.  Eugene Glinsmann says he wishes he could have heard his daughter's killer say sorry.