Jurors decide soldier’s homicide case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Jurors are deciding the case of a Fort Carson soldier accused of killing two people in a drive-by shooting.

Attorneys for Jomar Falu-Vives said in closing arguments Tuesday that the Iraq war veteran’s AK-47 was used to kill 18-year-old Amairany Cervantes and 20-year-old Cesar Ramirez-Ibanez last year as they posted yard sale signs. But the soldier’s lawyers say someone else in his SUV pulled the trigger.

Prosecutors countered that Falu-Vives was the gunman in those shootings and in another drive-by shooting last year that wounded Army Lt. Zachary A. Szody as he stood on a street corner.

Jurors were considering the case Wednesday.


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