SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two Denver men accused in the fatal shooting of a man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly five years ago have been convicted in the case, federal authorities said Wednesday.
A jury last Thursday found Francisco Villanueva, 43, and Adan Corona, 35, guilty of numerous charges, including first degree premediated murder, in the Oct. 16, 2016, death of Vincent Von Brewer III. Prosecutors said earlier that Brewer was killed while the defendants were trying to kidnap him to collect on a drug debt.
Villanueva and Corona allegedly shot Brewer 15 times as he attempted to flee.
The two men each face life in prison without parole. A sentencing date has not been scheduled.
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