The following report is based on a press release from the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
A 37-year-old Waterbury man was sentenced Thursday to 120 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm that he reportedly used to shoot his brother and cousin.
Francisco Tellado's sentence, delivered by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford, stipulates that his imprisonment be followed by six years of supervised release.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on Aug. 24, 2012, Tellado used a 9 millimeter handgun to shoot his brother and his cousin in Naugatuck. He was subsequently apprehended in Waterbury, states a press release from Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut..
Tellado has prior state felony convictions for criminal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics, and a prior federal conviction for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine. He was released from federal prison on Nov. 1, 2011, and was serving a six-year term of supervised release at the time of the shootings.
It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
On Jan, 23, 2013, Tellado pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and admitted to having violated the terms of his supervised release.
Judge Chatigny sentenced TELLADO to 96 months of imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm and a consecutive 24 months of imprisonment for violating his supervised release.
Tellado was also charged with state offenses as a result of the shootings and, in February 2013, was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration. Judge Chatigny ordered the 10-year federal sentence to be served concurrent with the state sentence.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Waterbury Police Department and the Naugatuck Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Spector.