May 3, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KJCT News 8 "Accused Drug Thief Pleads to Murder Charge"

Don Coleman:
"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The man accused of stealing drugs from an Orchard Mesa dealer before shooting and killing a 16-year-old co-conspirator has agreed to a plea deal.

Joshua Ringold, 22, has agreed to plead guilty to one charge of 2nd Degree Murder and another of Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery. As part of the plea deal, one count of 1st Degree Murder, one count of Attempted 1st Degree Murder, three counts of 1st Degree Burglary, and two counts of Felony Menacing with a Weapon were all dropped.

According to Prosecutor Dan Rubinstein, the sentences for each charge must run consecutively meaning Ringold faces anywhere from 21 to 64 years in prison at a sentencing hearing in July...."
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