- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Attorneys for a man accused of killing two Adams County teenagers and burying their bodies say the 43-year-old was acting in self-defense when he shot them multiple times last year.

Prosecutors said William Otto’s actions were executions after they allegedly asked for money for a cell phone video showing Otto asking to perform a sexual act.

Defense lawyers argued that the boys grabbed a knife when the attempt failed and they tried to rob Otto.

Otto, who faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, allegedly shot and killed Jonathan Gonzalez and Gustavo Espinosa-Gamboa and buried their bodies in shallow graves near the Nebraska border.

According to the Denver Post (https://tinyurl.com/qd6guzl ), attorneys presented their closing arguments on Friday afternoon after a week-long trial and jurors began deliberations.

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

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