LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man has pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter and other charges in connection with a shooting that left two brothers dead outside of a Lakewood Walmart in 2020.
Michael Mendoza, 20, pleaded guilty in January to reckless manslaughter, aggravated robbery and violent crime causing death or serious bodily injury, according to court documents. The other 10 charges against him were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Brothers Damian Wikoff, 18, and Dillon Wikoff, 17, were killed in the shooting, which happened Aug. 23, 2020, in the parking lot of the Walmart at 7455 W. Colfax Ave.
Mendoza was 17 at the time of the crime but was charged as an adult.
A jury trial started Monday for his codefendant, 18-year-old Marqueil Banks, who was 16 at the time but was also charged as an adult.
Banks is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, possession of a handgun by a juvenile – second offense, and two violent crime counts.
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