COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A 20-year-old Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for the gang-related killings of two high school students last year.
Diego Chacon was sentenced Wednesday on two counts of second-degree murder in the March 2017 shooting deaths of 16-year-old Natalie Cano-Partida and 15-year-old Derek Greer.
The teens were abducted at gunpoint and driven to a road outside Fountain, where they were shot at point-blank range. Investigators said they were targeted over suspicions that Cano-Partida had been helping a rival street gang.
During the sentencing hearing, prosecutors played an interview with detectives in which Chacon said he was more disturbed about his potential prison time than the murders.
Another man, Marco Garcia-Bravo, is awaiting trial.