Getaway driver convicted of Grizzly Rose security guard murder in 2008 case

BRIGHTON - After about a day of deliberations, a jury convicted a getaway driver of murder and other charges in a 2008 case.

Jennifer Lewis, 32, was convicted of first-degree extreme indifference murder as well as three counts of attempted first degree murder. The victim was Timothy Minnick, 48, a security guard at the Grizzly Rose nightclub in Denver and a former Brighton police officer.

According to evidence reviewed during the trial, Lewis drove three men to the Grizzly Rose nightclub on a Friday evening in Dec. 2008. She then moved the car to a side street and waited there for the men to return.

Minnick, along with another security guard and an off-duty police officer, went to investigate when they noticed Lewis's passengers wearing bandannas over their faces and acting suspiciously in the parking lot.

The men allegedly opened fire, killing Minnick.

Afterward, Lewis drove them away from the scene.

One of the men, Gerald Michael Anthony Gurule, 32, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and three counts of felony menacing. His trial is scheduled for April 28, 2014.