A man who fled to Mexico after he was accused of killing an off-duty Denver police detective and wounding another has been found guilty.
Jurors convicted Raul Gomez-Garcia of second-degree murder in the killing of Donald Young and a lesser count of attempted second-degree murder for wounding Jack Bishop.
Gomez-Garcia, an illegal immigrant, had testified that he didn't intend to kill the officers. He said he fired after Young grabbed him by the neck and arm to stop him from re-entering an invitation-only baptismal party where Young and Bishop were working.
Gomez-Garcia was returned to the U-S for trial after prosecutors agreed not to file a first-degree murder charge that could have meant a death sentence.
Gomez-Garcia now faces up to 60 years in prison.
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