DENVER — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for killing a man while he slept and pointing a gun at the man’s elderly mother before stealing two freezer bags of marijuana.

The Denver Post reports 36-year-old Ronnie Williams was sentenced Thursday on a second-degree murder charge stemming from the December 2016 home invasion that left 55-year-old Steven Kent dead.

Prosecutors say Williams and 25-year-old Corey Carroll broke into the Adams County home wearing ski masks and rubber gloves. Williams shot Kent in his bedroom, then held a gun to 80-year-old Marilyn Kent’s head before Carroll convinced him not to shoot her.

Carroll pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 8.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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