2 life sentences for convicted Carson soldier

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of killing two people with an AK-47 was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive life terms in prison.

A judge in Colorado Springs also sentenced 25-year-old Jorma Falu-Vives to another 140 years for wounding a fellow soldier in another drive-by shooting.

A jury convicted the Iraq war veteran of first-degree murder and attempted murder after nearly seven hours of deliberation Wednesday.

Falu-Vives’ gun was used in the shootings, but his attorneys had argued that he did not pull the trigger.

Falu Vives was a member of an infantry unit within 4th Brigade Combat Team that nicknamed itself the “Lethal Warriors.”

See also: Carson soldier convicted in double homicide



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