Soldier convicted in double homicide
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – A Fort Carson soldier has been convicted of killing two people with an AK-47 in a drive-by shooting last year.
A jury returned its verdict Wednesday in the case against Jomar Falu-Vives. Defense attorneys had argued that the Iraq war veteran wasn’t the triggerman in the slayings of 18-year-old Amairany Cervantes and 20-year-old Cesar Ramirez-Ibanez, though his gun was used in the shootings.
The two were killed as they posted yard sale signs on a street corner.
Prosecutors said Falu-Vives was the gunman in those shootings and in another drive-by shooting last year that wounded Army Lt. Zachary A. Szody as he stood on a street corner.
Jurors deliberated about a day before returning their verdict.
Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com
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