Healdsburg man gets 6 years for shots that hit baby’s room

A Healdsburg man was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting and punching a neighbor’s bedroom, which was occupied by a 6-month-old boy.

Robert Marroquin, 61, who was sentenced Wednesday, did not contest one count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

Six other charges were dismissed, including one count of cruelty to a dependent adult, according to Sonoma County Superior Court records.

Investigators have previously said the allegation was linked to an elderly woman who was living with Marroquin when shots were fired.

At around 4:30 a.m. on January 5, Marroquin’s neighbors woke up to the sound of a bullet entering the glass door of their child’s bedroom.

The child slept in his crib and avoided injury, investigators said in January.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies determined that Marroquin discharged a firearm from his property in the 200 block of Bailhache Avenue and hit the neighbors’ house.

He had been “dangerously firing firearms in the area” for months, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Investigators searched Marroquin’s room and found a gun, ammunition, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

He resisted arrest before being taken into custody.

Marroquin has a previous strike conviction, which contributed to his six-year sentence. Marroquin must also compensate the victims.

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Dora W. Clawson