Charges to be filed Thursday against William Otto over fatal shooting of two teenagers

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. - The District Attorney will be filing formal charges Thursday in a bizarre double homicide case involving an alleged blackmail attempt.

William Dean Otto, 43, is scheduled to be in Adams County Court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Sue Lindsay, spokeswoman for the 17th Judicial District Attorney, says formal charges will be filed at that time.

Otto is accused of fatally shooting Gustavo "Danny" Espinosa-Gamboa, 16, and Jonathan Gonzalez, 15, with a 22-caliber revolver.

An affidavit indicates the boys had recorded a cellphone video in which Otto asked Danny if he could perform oral sex on the teen. Friends who saw the video said it also showed Otto inappropriately touching Danny.

Danny's and Jonathan's plan, friends say, was to confront Otto with the video and threaten to take it to police if the man didn't pay them.

According to the affidavit, Otto has confessed to shooting and killing the teens Friday night in his Adams County home -- claiming Jonathan came at him with a knife when Otto refused to pay them $20,000, the affidavit said. Otto then buried them in a shallow grave 160 miles away, near his Sedgwick County farm.

Espinosa-Gamboa's aunt tells 7NEWS the family plans to be in court Thursday for Otto's hearing. After the hearing, she says the family may make their first comments to the press.

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