|Timothy "Silenco" Gould|
I bet Val will be more upset knowing this guy joined the reform movement. But at least the streets are safer with Silencio silenced for at least 13 years.
Redding man takes plea bargain in shooting of registered sex offender
12:27 PM, Dec 1, 2015
REDDING, California - A 28-year-old Redding man pleaded guilty today in Shasta County Superior Court to attempted murder and use of a firearm in connection with the September shooting of a registered sex offender.
In exchange for his guilty plea, Timothy Joseph Gould will be sentenced Feb. 2 to 15 years in prison.
Gould must serve 85 percent of his sentence — about nearly 13 years — before he’s eligible for parole.
Gould entered his plea after being ordered last month to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges in the Sept. 19 shooting of Roy Anthony Matagora, 62, also of Redding.
If he had been tried and convicted of the charges against him, Gould faced a potential life sentence.
Police said Gould shot Matagora after discovering that he was a registered sex offender.
Matagora, who witnessed the court proceeding from the back row of the courtroom, said afterward he does not entirely buy that explanation, but was satisfied with Gould’s plea bargain.
And, he said, he harbors no ill will toward Gould.
“I don’t hold anything against him,” he said, adding he does not know why Gould shot him. “It’s too bad he got caught up in all of this. All he had to do was give the car back.”
According to a Shasta County sheriff’s investigative report, Matagora had gone to the Shasta Lake residence to try to find Tanna Nicole Curran to get back his car that he had earlier allowed her to borrow.
Curran had been dating Gould for about three days before the shooting, sheriff’s investigators have said.
According to the sheriff’s report, Matagora had texted Curran that he was at the Main Street house and wanted his car returned.
Matagora told deputies that he later received a telephone call from Gould , who called him a child molester and said he “knew people who would take care of him,” the report said.
“Matagora took this as a threat,” the report states. “Matagora told Gould he knew nothing about his past case or his past conviction regarding this (sex offense) crime and he was just trying to get his vehicle back,” the report states.
Gould , known by the nickname “Silencio,” continued to yell at Matagora, telling him he was from the “South Side,” referring to a gang, the sheriff’s report said.
Matagora said he hung up on Gould. About two hours later Matagora heard a knocking at the door. He opened it to see Gould pointing a handgun at him.
As Matagora tried to run away, Gould shot him in the hand and calf.
Matagora has since joined a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by the California Reform Sex Offenders organization against the state for alleged mismanagement of the Megan’s Law online database.
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