Prosecutors reach deal with Ever Valles, man wanted by ICE before light rail slaying

DENVER - Denver prosecutors have agreed to a deal with one of the two men accused of taking part in a murder at a light rail station.

The Ever Valles case gained national notoriety because Valles, a Mexican national, was able to walk out of the Denver jail at a time when immigrations officials wanted him.

Friday, Valles pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, a plea that will send him to prison for at least 16 years. Part of the deal will require him to testify in the murder case against his codefendant.

Valles is expected to be formally sentenced next year. 

Tim Cruz was shot back in February at a light rail stop. Police say this was the result of a robbery attempt. 

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