Man Gets 30 Years Behind Bars in Hospital Employee Shooting

Man who shot Memorial Hospital Miramar employee sentenced to 30 years in prison

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    The man charged with shooting and killing a Memorial Hospital Miramar employee in his car in the facility's parking lot was sentenced to 30 years behind bars Tuesday. Under a deal with prosecutors, 46-year-old Ricardo Gutierrez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 16, 2009 shooting of Antonio Noisette. Gutierrez will serve a minimum of 25 years under the deal.

    The man charged with shooting and killing a Memorial Hospital Miramar employee in his car in the facility's parking lot was sentenced to 30 years behind bars Tuesday.

    Under a deal with prosecutors, 46-year-old Ricardo Gutierrez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 16, 2009 shooting of Antonio Noisette.

    Prosecutors said Gutierrez had learned two days earlier that his wife was having an affair with Noisette.

    According to police, a Miramar officer was working an off-duty detail at the hospital at 1901 Southwest 172nd Street when he heard shots fired around 4:45 a.m.

    The officer found the 55-year-old Noisette, a cook in the hospital's kitchen, in his car in the east parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds.

    Noisette was pronounced dead on the scene by an emergency room physician.

    An investigation led police to Gutierrez, who was identified as a suspect through surveillance video.

    Prosecutors said a palm print on Noisette's car also matched Gutierrez.

    Gutierrez will serve a minimum of 25 years under the deal.

    "Based on all the facts and circumstance of the case, this was a just result," Gutierrez's attorney, Bruce Raticoff, said. "Based on the affair between the deceased and my client's wife this was a fair resolution of the case."

    But some of Noisette's family said they thought Gutierrez should have gotten life behind bars.

    "People make mistakes but I really don't think my father deserved to die in such a violent, just disgusting way like that," daughter Fabienne Noisette said. "He was a real good guy, we all make mistakes."

    "Hopefully now he can rest in peace."