GREELEY, Colo. — A Lakewood man faces up to 48 years in prison after being convicted in the 2019 murder of Christopher Grau, the 19th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Kenneth Hoschouer, 40, was found guilty of second-degree murder by a Weld County jury on Monday, the district attorney's office said.
Hoschouer's sentencing is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Dec. 29.
Firestone Police were called to a motorhome on Weld County Road 28 on July 6 and found Grau unresponsive with a gunshot injury to his head, and 13 shell cases near his body, according to the district attorney's office.
Investigators learned Hoschouer and his wife were at a Lakewood home on July 5 along with Grau and his girlfriend, who was also Hoschouer's sister.
Hoschouer was drinking heavily when he learned his teenage daughter was dating a 22-year-old man, got angry, and began fighting with his wife because she did not tell him about the relationship, according to the district attorney's office.
Grau attempted the deescalate Hoschouer's argument with his wife and was able to get him out of the home. Grau then drove to his motorhome in Firestone with Hoschouer in an attempt to calm him down.
That's where Hoschouer shot and killed Grau, the district attorney's office said.
Hoschouer was arrested in Sep. 2019 after an HVAC company helped find the murder weapon hidden in a vent in Hoschouer's home.
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