Prosecutors say an Arapahoe County jury has sent a strong message to anyone who drives aggressively, with its verdict in a deadly case of road rage.
Jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday against 33 year old Jason Benjamin Reynolds, who was facing first degree murder and other charges in connection with a November 2005 crash.
The jury agreed Reynolds caused a crash on the E-470 toll road which killed 50 year old Kelvin Norman of Highlands Ranch and 35 year old Greg Boss of Lone Tree.
District Attorney Carol Chambers says it's the first time a Colorado jury has convicted someone for first-degree murder in a road-rage case.
She says the message is clear quote "If you are angry behind the wheel of a car, you need to stop and you need to think."
Defense attorney Phil Cherner says the conviction will be appealed.
Prosecutors argued that Reynolds pulled in front of Norman and slammed on his brakes, causing Norman to lose control of his vehicle and cross the median where he landed on Boss' vehicle.
Reynolds faces life in prison without parole when he's sentenced April 16th.
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