AURORA, Colo. — A man was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the April 2022 death of a 19-year-old man in Aurora.
Kevin Altamirano, 21, was sentenced Friday to one year in jail, with work release authorization, in connection with the death of Angel Eduardo Ornelas Hernandez, 19.
Alamirano was also given a suspended sentence of three years in prison, which he will not have to serve if he successfully completes four years of probation.
Altamirano pleaded guilty in September to one count of criminally negligent homicide, a felony, and one count of possession of a defaced firearm, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to one year in jail and four years probation for each count, with the sentences to be served at the same time.
The shooting happened April 14 in the parking lot of 17090 E. Quincy Ave. in Aurora. Police said Altamirano and Orenelas Hernandez were in the same car when the shooting happened.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead two hours later.
Police said initial reports indicated the victim had shot himself, but officers later determined he had been shot by someone else in the car.
Altamirano initially faced a charge of reckless manslaughter, which was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
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