COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE (3/13): Jorge Galvan-Flores has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
He was also found guilty of second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy.
Galvan-Flores was sentenced to life without parole for the murder, with another 64 years tacked on for conspiracy and kidnapping.
PREVIOUS: Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of a man accused of ordering an execution-style murder. Jorge Galvan-Flores is facing a first-degree murder charge along with conspiracy and kidnapping charges. He was arrested, along with two others, after the killing last April in El Paso County.
During closing arguments Monday, attorneys revealed that the whole ordeal started over a less than $150 drug deal. The victim, Lawrence Gloster II, had messed up a meth deal. Prosecutors say Gloster fumbled one sale too many. He was then pistol-whipped, driven to an outbuilding on Highway 24, and then shot 14 times by a trio of men.
Gloster, 23, first moved to Colorado to treat an illness with medical marijuana, his family told 11 News. He hoped the move would give him a chance at a fresh start without pain.
Instead, his body was found in an outbuilding just off of Highway 24 and Ellicott Highway on April 8.
“No one should take another person’s life no matter what the situation," said Lawrence's mother, Theresa Gloster. "I don't know why anyone would murder him."
Jorge Galvan-Flores is accused of giving the orders to murder Gloster. The district attorney prosecuting the case says Galvan-Flores is the thread that ties all the players in this case together.
In court Monday, Galvan-Flores's attorney said he is just the "fall guy." The lawyer said Galvan-Flores's teen nephew mislead investigators so he could avoid murder charges.
Jury deliberations started just before 12 p.m. Monday. The jury will resume discussion Tuesday morning.
In addition to Galvan-Flores, "Israel Jiminez-Roldan and Anthony Loya were arrested in late April in connection to the death.