- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A man convicted as a juvenile in the slaying of a Denver middle school special education teacher in 2000 has been released from prison after his murder conviction was vacated.

The Denver Post reports (https://bit.ly/1iCr2og ) 29-year-old Lorenzo Montoya pleaded guilty Monday to being an accessory in the killing Skinner Middle School teacher Emily Johnson, then 29. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison but was immediately released because he had already served 13 years and seven months of his life sentence.

Montoya was 14 when Johnson was killed. He and Nicholas Martinez, then 16, had first tried to steal the teacher’s car, but she was beaten and left to die inside her home. Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without parole.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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