Man faces 50 to 70 years in prison for robbery and murder in Colorado Springs

Phinehas Daniels, mugshot courtesy CSPD

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A man faces 50 to 70 years in prison for his role in a deadly robbery in Colorado Springs.

Phinehas Daniels, 19 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and aggravated robbery for the death of Donat Herr. Herr, the owner of Empire Liquor, was shot and killed while working on Feb. 15 of 2017. The store is at 3381 N. Academy Boulevard.

Daniels' sentencing is set for May 10.

From mid-January through mid-February of 2017, court papers tied 11 robberies to Daniels and three others. In March, police announced the arrests of Phinehas Daniels, Dustin Logan, a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old. Those were the ages of the teens at the time of their arrests.

The 13-year-old was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for his role in the crime back in November. The 13-year-old's sentence was the result of a plea bargain.