DENVER - A son who pleaded guilty to murder testified at the trial that led to his father's conviction in the same case.
Daryl Thompson, Jr., 20, pleaded guilty last December to second degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Charles Harris on April 24, 2013. According to Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney, a condition of the plea deal required him to testify at his father's trial.
Thompson, Sr. and Thompson, Jr. were involved in an altercation with the victim prior to the murder, Kimbrough said. Later, they approached Harris near 38th Avenue and Grape Street when Thompson Sr. ordered Thompson, Jr. to open fire.
After the conviction, Thompson, Sr. was immediately convicted to life in prison. Thompson, Jr. faces up to 48 years in prison when he is sentenced later this month.