DENVER (CBS4)– The man who shot two teenagers who were trying to steal his marijuana was sentenced on Wednesday to 80 years in prison.

Hammock shot and killed a teenager during a botched marijuana robbery. He was convicted in July of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, processing marijuana and cultivating marijuana.

Keith Hammock (credit: Denver DA)

Keylin Moseley, 15, died last October after police say he and a friend jumped a fence to get into Hammock’s backyard.

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The two were apparently trying to steal marijuana plants Hammock was illegally growing.

(credit: CBS)

Hammock shot from a second story bedroom window, killing Moseley and injuring another 14-year-old boy.

Colorado’s Make My Day Law does not apply since Hammock did not face a threat to his safety.

Hammock was sentenced to 80 years, the maximum combined sentence for the murder and assault convictions.


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