AURORA, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors say a man who killed another man by shooting him in the head has been sentenced to life in prison.

maya bar shooting Aurora Sports Bar Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Jurors decided last week that Miguel Angel Licona-Ortega was guilty of murder after deliberation in the death of Javier Chacon-Ortega. Arapahoe District Judge Andrew Baum issued the mandatory sentence of life in prison without a chance at parole.

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Miguel Angel Licona-Ortega (credit: Aurora Police)

Prosecutors say the victim challenged Licona-Ortega to a fight inside an Aurora sports bar on July 29, 2017.

They say Licona-Ortega shot the victim in the back of his head as they left the bar and continued firing after he fell to the ground. Licona-Ortega then ran to a waiting car and left.

Police say they learned Licona-Ortega was dealing heroin in the area around Tierra Maya Sports Bar and Grill on Havana Street and arrested him the following morning.

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