DENVER - A father accused of coercing his son to shoot and kill a man in 2013 has been found guilty of murder.
Daryl Thompson, Sr., 44, was convicted of first-degree murder, witness intimidation and accessory to crime in the shooting death of Charles Harris on April 24, 2013. Thompson, Sr. will serve life in prison with parole.
On that day, Thompson, Sr. and Daryl Thompson, Jr. were involved in an altercation with Harris. A short time later, they approached Harris as he was walking near 38th Avenue and Grape Street and Thompson, Sr. ordered Thompson, Jr. to shoot him.
Thompson, Jr. pleaded guilty in December 2013 to second-degree murder. A condition of the guilty-plea agreement was that he testify truthfully at his father's trial this week. The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy DA Victoria Sharp and Deputy DA Alma Staub.
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