Two men sentenced to 18 years in prison after stabbing Ramona resident

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Two men who admitted involvement in the stabbing death of a former Ramona resident during a fight in Chollas Creek were each sentenced Friday to 18 years in state prison.

Francisco Jose Arellano, 33, and Michael Vincent Reyes, 31, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of 34-year-old Michael “Gabe” Hallmann, a former standout soccer player at Ramona High School. The victim lived and worked in San Diego as a licensed massage therapist and had a 4-year-old daughter.

Arellano has a 2000 conviction for manslaughter in North County and Reyes has prior convictions for robbery and felony assault from 2002 and 2005, according to court records.

A third person, 37-year-old Nicole Anna Ibarra, also known as Nicole Olmos, also pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to three years behind bars.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2012, patrol officers responding to a report of an assault in the 5000 block of Sterling Court found Hallmann in front of a home in the area, suffering from several stab wounds. The victim died at a hospital about an hour later.

The stabbing took place during a social gathering, police said.

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