MARION COUNTY, OHIO, Ohio — A man was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated murder in Marion County Friday, according to the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Raymond Grogan.
Christian Gutierrez, 20, was sentenced by a Marion judge to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 28 years for the murder of 27-year-old Charles Feliciano.
On March 9, 2022, Marion police responded to a shooting near the 340 block of North Main Street. Upon arrival, they found Feliciano, who police said was shot in a parking lot during an altercation with another person.
He was taken to Marion General Hospital and was later flown to Grant Medical Center where he died of his injuries.
Police identified Gutierrez and Faith Scheitler as suspects in the case.
Gutierrez was arrested at the Quality Inn on Columbus Pike in Delaware following the incident. He was booked into the Multi-County Jail on murder charges before receiving his sentence.
Scheitler was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. She was also taken to the Multi-County Jail.
“One year ago last week, Christian Gutierrez gunned down Charles Feliciano in a church parking lot. It was intentional and cold-blooded. Until now, Gutierrez denied it. I was ready to ask a jury to send him to death row for his calculated act of criminal cruelty. But today, Gutierrez admitted what Marion police and my prosecution team have been saying all along –he’s guilty of aggravated murder,” Grogan said.