BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of starting a fire that destroyed a condominium complex in Thornton has been convicted of multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder.
The Adams County District Attorney’s Office said Friday that a jury convicted 22-year-old Martin Espinoza of 10 counts of attempted first-degree murder, 23 counts of first-degree arson, three counts of third-degree assault and 10 counts of reckless endangerment.READ MORE: Animal Rights Lawyer Jennifer Emmi Accepts Plea Bargain In Murder-For-Hire Case
Espinoza was among the people who gathered to watch the fire that destroyed 18 condominiums on March 6, and he was interviewed by a television reporter.READ MORE: Illegal Street Racing In Aurora: Cars Can Be Impounded For Up To A Year
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