Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP) A Fort Carson soldier has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and will testify against a fellow Iraq war veteran accused in a double slaying.
Twenty-one-year-old Army Spc. Rodolfo Torres-Gandarilla will serve a maximum of 12 years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty Monday to being an accessory in the double homicide and an attempted murder.
He agreed to testify against 24-year-old PFC. Jomar Falu-Vives, who faces first-degree murder charges in the June 6 deaths of 21-year-old Cesar Ramirez Ibanez and 18-year-old Amairany Cervantes. The Colorado Springs couple was gunned down while putting up garage sale signs.
Falu-Vives also faces attempted-murder charges in the may 26 wounding of an army captain who was shot twice while standing at an intersection.
Torres-Gandarilla is set to be sentenced April 3. Falu-Vives’ trial is slated for August.
Post Your Comments
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.