- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Two teens have pleaded guilty to fatally beating a developmentally disabled man in Boulder while trying to steal his Xbox.

Austin Holford and Luke Pelham, both 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Aaron Tuneberg’s death.

The Daily Camera (https://bit.ly/1FQ1y5W) newspaper reports Holford was sentenced to 56 years in prison. Pelham faces between 30 to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced in August.

Police say Tuneberg suffered serious head injuries when he was beaten with a baseball bat and a golf club last March.

At his sentencing, Holford said he prays for Tuneberg’s family every night and said Tuneberg’s face is the last thing he sees before he falls asleep.

Holford’s lawyer asked for the minimum sentence allowed for his crimes, 48 years, noting his rough childhood and age.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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