DENVER (CBS4)– Closing arguments are expected on Wednesday morning in the Dexter Lewis trial. He is on trial for allegedly stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar during a botched robbery attempt.
Lewis, 25, has been charged with killing five people inside Fero’s Bar & Grill on South Colorado Boulevard in October 2012 and then setting the building on fire.
Two co-defendants, brothers Lynell and Joseph Hill, pleaded guilty to the killings in July 2013 in an agreement to testify against Lewis. They said he had accompanied Lewis to rob the bar.
The victims included 53-year-old Young Suk Fero, an Aurora woman who owned the bar; Daria M. Pohl, 21, of Denver; Kellene Fallon, 44, of Denver; Ross Richter, 29, of Overland Park, Kansas; and Tereasa Beesley, 45, of Denver.
Lewis also is charged with trying to hire a former prison cellmate to kill several witnesses who were expected to testify against him.