23-year-old sentenced to 15 years in Keizer death

Dasio Armando Gonzalez

One of two men charged with the 2020 death of a man found dead in a vehicle in Keizer Station was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Dasio Gonzalez, 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and robbery in the first degree in the death of 21-year-old Oscar Martinez of Salem on Feb. 3, 2020.

Gonzalez will be eligible for parole after serving 12 years of his sentence.

Another suspect in the death, Kristian Mann, of Keizer, is still awaiting trial, currently scheduled for March 2022.

Martinez was found dead of a gunshot wound in a smashed van in the parking lot of the Keizer Station Starbucks. The van had collided with parked cars before coming to a stop on an island.

One caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing a male hanging out of the van and falling to the pavement where he was picked up by another vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

Mann and Gonzalez were arrested the following day on drug charges, but held in connection with the murder. Mann was allegedly driving the getaway vehicle on a highway when police located the pair and then tried to elude arrest.