A judge this afternoon sentenced Marc Thomas Sylvester to 48 years in prison – the maximum – for the February 2009 second-degree murder of a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman.
Prosecutors said Sylvester “executed” Jennifer C. Warren with a high powered rifle at close range as she begged for her life in a remote field in eastern El Paso County.
Sylvester’s public defenders requested a new trial. They argued that jurors should have known about allegations of drug dealing by a woman they contend had more motive to kill Warren.
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