Fort Carson soldier facing 2 life sentences |

Fort Carson soldier facing 2 life sentences

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A Fort Carson soldier convicted of killing two people with an AK-47 and wounding a soldier in two drive-by shootings faces a pair of mandatory life sentences.

A jury convicted 25-year-old Iraq war veteran Jomar Falu-Vives of first-degree murder after nearly seven hours of deliberation Wednesday. He’s set to be sentenced Thursday.

Falu-Vives was accused of shooting a couple as they posted yard sale signs last year.

He was also convicted of attempted murder in another drive-by shooting that wounded a fellow soldier.

Falu-Vives’ gun was used in the shootings, but his attorneys had argued that he did not pull the trigger.

Falu Vives was a member of an infantry unit within 4th Brigade Combat Team, which nicknamed itself the “Lethal Warriors.”


Information from: The Gazette,

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