A former Lafayette police officer pleads guilty to killing two Mesa State College students.
"Because it's the right thing to do." That's what Patrick Srawmatt said in court Friday when he plead guilty to killing Jennifer Kois and Jacob Brock.
Both of the victim's parents tearfully sat in court as Strawmatt plead guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and vehicular eluding.
Strawmatt received no concessions from the DA's Office in the plea. District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says the plea pleasantly surprised him.
Strawmatt pled not guilty to the remaining 19 charges including first degree murder. A jury trial has been set for early December.
Strawmatt is accused leading Colorado State Patrol on a high speed chase on I–70 and then ramming into the back of a car carrying Jennifer Kois and her boyfriend Jacob Brock.