- Associated Press - Monday, September 14, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Two men charged with murder in the death of a Colorado man whose body was found along a Wyoming highway last year are going on trial.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1EXG6O2 ) jury selection began Monday for the joint trial of 38-year-old Daniel Ortiz and 26-year-old Moises Mendez.

Both have been charged with felony first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated motor-vehicle theft in the death of 25-year-old Nathaniel Tallman of Lafayette.

Prosecutors say Tallman was heading to a drug deal when he was fatally shot, but they haven’t revealed who pulled the trigger. Under the felony murder rule, both men are charged with murder, even if only one suspect committed the killing.

Russell Britton was given a 15-year prison sentence for being an accessory to the crime.

The trial is scheduled to last three weeks.


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

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