An alleged Barbarian Brotherhood white supremacist gang member will be sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the stabbing of a black man outside a Santa Rosa McDonald's, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Salvatore Ezio Bordessa, 33, of Santa Rosa, was the last of three defendants to accept a deal in the August 2012 attack that left the victim seriously injured.

He and co-defendant Aaron Welch of Clearlake were charged with confronting two black men outside the Santa Rosa restaurant at about 2 a.m. Welch was accused of stabbing one of the men in the leg and shoulder while Bordessa fought alongside him.

In April, Welch was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Bordessa pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting great bodily injury, along with a hate crime and gang allegations. He will be sentenced Nov. 5.

School openings

Schools that resumed Monday:


Bennett Valley

Oak Grove

Roseland School District

Sonoma Valley District schools except for Dunbar, which is reopening today

Sonoma County alternative education classes at Amarosa Academy

Schools resuming today:

Rincon Valley

Schools resuming Wednesday:

Geyserville (tentatively)

Schools resuming Friday


Santa Rosa City Schools: Biella, Brook Hill, Burbank, Hidden Valley, Lehman, Lincoln, Monroe, Proctor Terrace and Steele Lane elementary schools; Rincon Valley middle and accelerated charter schools; Maria Carrillo and Piner high schools.

Schools Monday, Oct. 30:

Mark West

Piner Olivet Union

Santa Rosa City Schools: Comstock, Cook, Santa Rosa and Slater middle schools; Elsie Allen, Montgomery, Ridgway and Santa Rosa high schools; Santa Rosa French American and Arts charter schools; Cesar Chavez Language Academy; Lewis Preschool.