- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A former Fort Carson soldier who killed a man during the burglary of a marijuana grow in Colorado Springs has been sentenced to 62 years in prison.

The Gazette reports https://goo.gl/7dgnlW 25-year-old Daniel Newell was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 death of 29-year-old Kyle Sullivan. Newell acknowledged cutting Sullivan’s throat after he was knocked unconscious.

Prosecutors say Newell and 28-year-old Michael Durante intended to burglarize a marijuana cultivation site that belonged to Sullivan’s roommates, thinking no one would be there at the time.

Durante knocked Sullivan down with a baseball bat before Newell killed the man.

Durante, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole, served with Newell in Iraq in 2010.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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