Denver jury finds man guilty of murdering Fort Carson Army veteran in 2011

Sgt. Anthony Silva shot, killed while walking dog

DENVER - A Denver jury has found man guilty of murdering a Fort Carson Army veteran in 2011.

Ricky Scott, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder, said Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office. Scott was found not guilty of felony murder and attempted aggravated robbery.

In July 2011, Scott met the 25-year-old victim, Sgt. Anthony Silva, at a bar near a Motel 6 in northeast Denver, where Silva was staying, Kimbrough said.

Police said that Silva was shot while walking his dog near the motel. His body was found lying in the street in the 3800 block of Paris Street. Silva was about to be discharged from the Army.

Scott was later identified as a suspect by the Denver Police Department's Homicide Unit and he was arrested on August 26, 2011. 

Scott faces life in prison without parole when he appears in Denver District Court for sentencing on Feb. 8. He remains in the Denver Detention Center.

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