Teens to be charged as adults in chef's murder

ENGLEWOOD - Two teens face charges of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of a chef in early October.

Raheem Vaughn Benson, 16, of Littleton; and Louis Fernando Lara-Macias, 16, of Englewood, are scheduled to appear November  28 to be advised of the charges against them.

Each faces counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and attempted aggravated robbery.

Nicholas Lewis, 33, was shot several times on October 1 in the 3000 block of South Acoma Street. Lewis, a chef at Blackbird Public House, later died at the hospital.

If the teens are convicted, new state laws regarding sentences for juveniles convicted of murder in adult court of will apply.  They sentence is still 40 years to life, but they could be eligible for parole after 30 1/2 years.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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