<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/crime Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:21:44 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Hit man in Colorado Springs murder case gets 40 years in prison]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/hit-man-in-colorado-springs-murder-case-gets-40-years-in-prison/article/1547897?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hit-man-in-colorado-springs-murder-case-gets-40-years-in-prison/article/1547897?custom_click=rss A man recruited by a pair of strangers to kill their husband/stepfather was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.

Tommy Wright, 36, received the maximum sentence allowed under his plea agreement with the 4th Judicial District Attorney. He admitted he killed Miguel "Mike" Barajas, 47, and gave prosecutors and investigators enough information to charge Sandra Barajas, Mike Barajas' wife, and Dawn Richburg, his stepdaughter.

But his cooperation meant the prosecutors "literally had to make a deal with the devil," prosecutor Reggie Short said in court Friday.

Wright's sentence will be served concurrent to a 46-year prison sentence for crimes committed in Douglas County, including assaulting a peace officer, burglary and

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]]> A man recruited by a pair of strangers to kill their husband/stepfather was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison.

Tommy Wright, 36, received the maximum sentence allowed under his plea agreement with the 4th Judicial District Attorney. He admitted he killed Miguel "Mike" Barajas, 47, and gave prosecutors and investigators enough information to charge Sandra Barajas, Mike Barajas' wife, and Dawn Richburg, his stepdaughter.

But his cooperation meant the prosecutors "literally had to make a deal with the devil," prosecutor Reggie Short said in court Friday.

Wright's sentence will be served concurrent to a 46-year prison sentence for crimes committed in Douglas County, including assaulting a peace officer, burglary and]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:15:02 -0600