LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The father of the man accused of killing Lesly Palacio was sentenced Friday morning to serve two years for his role in the murder case of a 22-year-old woman. A few months ago, Jose Rangel, 46, accepted a plea deal and pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder for destroying evidence in the case.
Rangel was credited the 205 days he has already served. He will serve the remainder of the sentence at the Clark County Detention Center.
Lesly Palacio’s family members were at the sentencing and spoke to the court about how her death has impacted them.
Rangel’s son, Erick Rangel-Ibarra, is accused of killing the 22-year-old woman in August 2020. Her body was found in Valley of Fire in September.
Evidence presented to a grand jury included a video that showed Rangel-Ibarra and his father moving Palacio’s body on Aug. 29, 2020. The two men left the country. Rangel was later arrested after returning to Nevada. His son is still at large and believed to be in Mexico.