Colorado woman sentenced for role in shooting death of man picking up dinner

 Alicia Valdez (Photo: Edgewater Police Dept.)
Alicia Valdez (Photo: Edgewater Police Dept.) (KKTV)
Published: Aug. 26, 2019 at 6:55 AM MDT
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The last of three suspects involved in the shooting death of a Lakewood man picking up barbecue was sentenced Friday.

Alicia Valdez, like co-defendants Caleb Vigil and Devon Howard, will spend the rest of her life in prison for the April 2018 crime.

The trio ambushed 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek while he was getting out of his car in a shopping center near 20th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. Family said he was grabbing his girlfriend's food.

"She is still expecting him to come home from picking up dinner," aunt Suzanne Martin told sister station KCNC.

According to court records, Vigil tried to take Jenicek's wallet at gunpoint. When Vigil dropped the wallet, Jenicek seized the opportunity and went for the gun. Vigil shot him once, then left the scene with Howard and Valdez. Howard reportedly ran over Jenicek as they left the scene. The wallet they had tried to take was left by Jenicek's body.

The court documents said the getaway car belonged to Valdez, and she was also involved in obtaining a gun with Vigil and Howard in the days before the murder.

Howard was 20 at the time of the crime, and Vigil and Valdez were both 19.

Valdez was convicted under the felony murder law, which holds people responsible for deaths that occur during the commission of other felonies.