Woman accused of hiding gun in Salina killing gets probation

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of attempting to hide a gun used to kill a Salina teen has been sentenced to probation.

The Salina Journal reports that 22-year-old Mexico citizen Azucena Garcia-Ferniza was sentenced to a year and a half of probation but will remain in custody while her immigration status is reviewed.

She was convicted earlier of charges accusing her of hiding a gun belonging to her boyfriend, Macio D. Palacio Jr., after Palacio had been taken into custody for the murder of 17-year-old Allie Saum. Saum was struck and killed when Palacio fired into a truck she was in.

Palacio has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison after being convicted in Saum’s death.

The judge also ordered Garcia-Ferniza to pay court costs and other fees.


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