Adams County man convicted of first degree murder after shooting childhood friend and hiding the victim in his basement – The Denver Post
An Adams County jury on Friday convicted a 39-year-old man of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body.
Russell Montoya, Jr. will serve life in prison without parole for the murder and a 12-year sentence for tampering with a dead body.
In November 2019, Montoya was visited by Shane Nelson, 38. The two had a verbal argument, leading to Montoya firing four shots, two of which hit Nelson in the head and chest.
To dispose of the body, Montoya encased Nelson’s corpse in a “makeshift tomb” of concrete and attempted to cover up the smell, according to a news release.
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“The gruesome nature of this crime is beyond words,” said 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason in the release. “I’m grateful to the jury for enduring through the presentation of the evidence and for returning a just verdict.”
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