Marquise Davis (credit: Denver DA)

Marquise Davis (credit: Denver DA)

DENVER (CBS4)– Two men responsible for the double murder in May 2012 in the 3300 block of Bruce Randolph Avenue have been sentenced to prison for the crime.

Marquise Lovelle Davis and Denzel Richardson each pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of second-degree murder. Davis also pleaded guilty to retaliation against a witness.

Denzel Richardson (credit: Denver DA)

Denzel Richardson (credit: Denver DA)

At a very emotional sentencing hearing on Thursday, Davis, 25, apologized to the victims’ family members and was sentenced to 64 years in prison as part of the negotiated guilty plea.

Richardson, 21, was sentenced on Friday. He declined to make a statement and was sentenced to 60 years in prison today as part of his negotiated guilty plea.

Police said on May 25, 2012 about 2 p.m. Davis and Richardson went to the area of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street and opened fire into a group of people standing on the sidewalk.

Justin O’Donnell, 21, and Deon Rudd, 30, were killed. Two others were hurt in the gunfire.

Davis and Richardson were identified as suspects by Denver police detectives and were arrested a few days later.


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