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Westminster woman sentenced for murder

Serena Ahmad pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A woman accused in a fatal shooting in a Westminster home has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 

Serena Ahmad was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder in the heat of passion. 

Westminster police said the Feb. 2021 shooting on West 112th Circle stemmed from a disagreement between roommates at their home. 

Police said it appeared two roommates had a disagreement over some guests. One of the roommates asked everyone to leave and when they didn't, according to police, Ahmad shot and killed a man. 

The following charges were dropped:

  • First-degree murder with extreme indifference
  • First-degree murder after deliberation
  • Tampering with physical evidence
Credit: Westminster Police Department
Serena Ahmad

Ahmad faced up to 20 years in prison after she pleaded guilty earlier this month.

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