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Alleged gang member gets seven years in Santa Rosa stabbing

Alleged Barbarian Brotherhood gang member Salvatore Ezio Bordessa, 33, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison for his role in the stabbing of a black man outside a Santa Rosa McDonald's.

Bordessa of Santa Rosa was previously convicted of two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon, as well as personally inflicting great bodily injury on one victim, hate crime and gang allegations, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The D.A.'s Office said Wednesday in a statement that, "During the assault, the defendants yelled racial slurs and 'BBH,' which are the common initials of a white supremacist criminal street gang, the 'Barbarian Brotherhood,' Both Bordessa and Welch are members of the Barbarian Brotherhood."

Bordessa was also convicted of a misdemeanor charge of preventing a witness from reporting a crime. 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, who was accused of stabbing one of the men, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in April.


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