Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Sentence stands for man convicted of Pueblo murder

Associated Press Published: March 9, 2014

PUEBLO — A Pueblo judge has denied a request by a man convicted of murder to have his 42-year prison sentence reduced by a decade.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sunday ( ) that District Judge William Alexander denied 22-year-old Devin Downey's request, noting that the man avoided a potential life sentence with his plea.

Downey was sentenced in February 2013 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 a Pueblo 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.

Comment Policy
Colorado Springs Gazette has disabled the comments for this article.
You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Already registered? Login Now

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.


Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.