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Man gets 42 years for fatal shooting in Pueblo

1:30 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting at a Pueblo park has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.

District Judge David Crockenberg sentenced Devin Downey on Friday for the Feb. 12, 2011, death of 45-year-old Pedro Solis-Astorga. Downey struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Police say he was smoking marijuana in the park when Solis-Astorga approached him. Investigators also suggested Downey shot the man because he wanted to avoid the disclosure of his sexual activities in the park.

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