Law enforcement has again booked Gustavo Rodriguez into the Canyon County jail on a range of charges for his suspected connection to the 2014 fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Ricky Sedano.
Rodriguez was charged in the fight that resulted in the killing, but Canyon County prosecutors dismissed his charge in March 2015 to allow Rodriguez to go before federal court on a weapons charge. Rodriguez was initially charged with aggravated battery and an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon in the fight involving Sedano.
He pleaded guilty to the federal weapons charge and was sentenced to five years in prison in November 2015. Rodriguez will continue serving that sentence in the county jail while he awaits trial on the Canyon charges.
Sedano died after the stabbing on Dec. 24, 2014, and Jacob Hernandez was convicted in the killing. Hernandez was sentenced in December 2015 to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.
Two other men were stabbed but had nonfatal injuries. The victims and the attackers were believed to be from rival gangs.
Previous reports stated that because Rodriguez is a Mexican national, it was believed that he would be deported after serving his federal sentence.
According to the Idaho State Repository, Rodriguez is now facing charges of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime, one count of commission of a felony with the intent to promote gang activity and one count of infliction of great bodily injury.
His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Friday.