- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A man police say was involved in two killings during a three-week span has been sentenced to 47 years in prison in one of the cases.

The Aurora Sentinel reports (http://goo.gl/49p88u ) 21-year-old Abdullah Ratcliff was sentenced Tuesday for the Jan. 11, 2014, death of 22-year-old Arturo Arguelles-Chavez. Ratcliff previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say Arguelles-Chavez was shot twice in the chest and robbed as he met Ratcliff and 25-year-old Del Dawan Bankett Jr. to buy an iPhone for $200. Bankett, the shooter, was sentenced to life in prison.

Police say that a few weeks after that killing, Ratcliff was part of a bungled robbery that left 19-year-old Korin Williams dead.

Ratcliff was charged with several crimes in that case, the most serious being attempted aggravated robbery. He is set to go on trial in May.


Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/



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