- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado teen has been sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections’ youth offender system for the murder of a Denver chef.

According to a statement from the Arapahoe District Attorney’s Office, 17-year-old Louis Lara-Macias of Englewood was sentenced Thursday by Judge Andrew Baum.

Thirty-three-year-old Nicholas Lewis was shot and killed last year while he was walking home from a convenience store.

Lara-Macias pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in October.

He also received a 21-year suspended prison sentence, under which he can avoid prison as an adult if he completes his youth term without further trouble.

A 17-year-old co-defendant in the killing is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder. The second teen has pleaded not guilty.

The second teen’s trial is set for March.


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