A judge in Douglas County on Friday handed down a mandatory sentence of life without parole to the second of two gunmen convicted in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting in 2019 that claimed the life of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.
A jury in June convicted Devon Erickson of nearly four dozen charges, including three counts of first-degree felony murder for killing classmate Castillo. He was also convicted of 31 attempted-murder charges, along with a variety of lesser charges including arson, theft, possessing a weapon on school grounds, criminal mischief, burglary, and reckless endangerment.
During the three-week trial, prosecutors used more than 60 witnesses to describe how Erickson and his co-conspirator, Alec McKinney,…
Elise Schmelzer, Sam Tabachnik
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