DENVER (CBS4)– Three men accused of robbing and killing people got away with just $170. That information was revealed in the first part of the preliminary hearing for the suspects in Fero’s Bar murders.

Police said the killers set the place on fire to destroy evidence of the murders.

Four women and one man were killed, including the bar’s owner. The victims were found inside by firefighters.

There was also graphic testimony about what happened inside Fero’s Bar near Colorado Blvd. and Alameda in April 2012.

Prosecutors said the suspects, Dexter Lewis and brothers Joseph and Lynell Hill split the money.

The three suspects appeared in court heavily guarded by seven sheriff’s deputies.

They have been charged with murder, arson and robbery.

The judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to continue with a trial.

The second half of the hearing has been scheduled for March 15.


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