Nestor Gabriel Caballero Gutierrez and two others attempted to rob and kidnap the chairwomen of Columbia Sportswear, Gert Boyle in November. Last month, the ringleader, Gutierrez, begged for forgiveness when he was sentenced to 14 1/2 years in jail.
Boyle was approached at her suburban home in Portland, Oregon by a man offering a gift basket who then pulled out a gun when she refused to sign a copy of her book. She was able to trigger a silent alarm and police captures Gutierrez hours later, limping and covered with mud. She claims that the defendants caused her to suffer indignity, violence and indescribable fear-changing her life forever.
It remains unclear why the three defendants targeted Boyle and what would have happened to her had they succeeded, prosecutor Rusty Amos said. Investigators know that Caballero Gutierrez was going to take her back to his house. Police said last year that Boyle was roughed up when her hands were tied, but she wasn’t seriously injured. The three defendants were expecting to make $300,000 from the plot, The Oregonian reported.
Along with Gutierrez, 47-year-old Arevalo will serve almost six years in prison, and the 42-year-old Midence will serve 9 ½ years.