‘Justice for Lesly Palacio’ protest held Friday afternoon at Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The family of Lesly Palacio continues the call for justice. This comes after Jose Rangel, the father of the man accused of killing palacio, pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in the case.

He faces up to two years in prison, but for Palacio’s family, two years is not nearly enough. Now, they are speaking out in a peaceful protest downtown.

This peaceful protest started at Regional Justice Center.

Jose Antonio Rangel. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

This past week, Jose Rangel, pleaded guilty to destroying evidence and being an accessory to murder in Palacio’s death.

In a video, first obtained by the I-Team, Rangel is seen helping his son move Palacio’s body.

Erick Rangel-Ibarra

He apparently washed the blood off his driveway after her body was dragged.

His son, Erick Rangel-Ibarra, is still on the run, but Jose Rangel struck a plea deal and now will face up to two years in prison.

Palacio’s family is outraged and says Lesly deserves justice.

“There is no justice,” said Kaly Palacio, Lesly’s sister. “What kind of message does this send to the community? That we can have someone help to commit murder and only get two years.”

Friday’s protest was to try to convince the courts otherwise that Rangel deserves a longer sentence.

The crowd eventually headed west to the Clark County Detention Center.

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