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Two immigrants, a pastor and an Army sergeant have been convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud as part of an illegal immigration scheme, according to federal prosecutors.
Rajesh Ramcharan, 45; Diann Ramcharan, 37; Sgt. Galima Murry, 31; and the Rev. Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty Thursday after a nine-day jury trial, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado.
The conspiracy involved obtaining immigration benefits for Rajesh Ramcharan, Diann Ramcharan, and one of their minor children, the release said. A married couple in 2007 came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago on visitor visas. They overstayed the visas and settled in Colorado.
A former Fort Carson soldier will spend the rest of his life in prison after a 2018 drug robbery that ended in a deadly shootout in Security-Widefield.
Tyler Lee Wheeler was sentenced Monday in the Oct. 7, 2018, death of Kenyatta Horne, 20, who was hit with a blast of birdshot when he was ambushed by a crew of robbers led by Wheeler during what was supposed to be a cocaine deal.
"No sentence that I can impose will bring back your beloved son and nephew," 4th Judicial District Judge Lin Billings Vela told Horne's relatives in the gallery, according to an account by the District Attorney's Office.
For days, Alexis Sanchez talked about dressing up for Halloween as Spider-Man, the Marvel Comics hero his 2-year-old son, Grayson, adores, according to his ex-wife.
He never got the chance to surprise the boy.
Four days before Halloween, on Oct. 27, the Fort Carson soldier was shot and killed at his Colorado Springs apartment by a fellow Fort Carson soldier who witnesses said was "messing with" a gun in another room when it went off.
A former Fort Carson soldier was found guilty Thursday on all charges, including first-degree murder, for his role in a gun battle that left one man dead.
Tyler Lee Wheeler, 21, was accused of killing Kenyatta Horne with a shotgun loaded with birdshot during an Oct. 7, 2018, drug robbery over $800 worth of cocaine.
"It all kind of tumbled pretty quickly," El Paso County sheriff's detective Karl Mai testified at a January preliminary hearing in 4th Judicial District Court, describing how Wheeler and a second man opened fire in the street after Horne, 20, drew a pistol.
A third U.S. service member within a week has died in a non-combat related incident, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.
Army Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, died on April 23 in Taji, Iraq, a Defense Department release says.
No information was immediately available on how Osorio died. The incident is under investigation.