Shooters get long prison terms in shooting that killed two men, wounded 2 others on Denver sidewalk

DENVER - Two men have been sentenced to long prison terms for opening fire into a group of a people standing on a Denver sidewalk, killing two men and wounding two others.

Marquise Lovelle Davis, 24, and Denzel Richardson, 21, each pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of second-degree murder. Davis also pleaded guilty retaliation against a witness.

During a very emotional sentencing hearing on Thursday, Davis apologized to the victims' family members and was sentenced to 64 years in prison as part of a negotiated guilty plea. Richardson, who was sentenced Friday, declined to make a statement and was sentenced to 60 years in prison as part of his negotiated guilty plea.

At about 2 p.m. on May 25, 2012, Davis and Richardson went to the area of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street and opened fire into the group standing on the sidewalk. Twenty-one-year-old Justin O’Donnell and 30-year-old Deon Rudd were killed; two others were injured.

Davis and Richardson were identified as suspects by Denver police detectives and were arrested a few days later.

The case was prosecuted by Denver Deputy District Attorney Steven Abraham and Chief Deputy District Attorney Victoria Sharp.

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