Man accused of killing 2 teens cites self defense

Attorneys for a man accused of killing two Adams County teenagers and burying their bodies say the 43-year-old was acting in self-defense when he shot them multiple times last year.

Prosecutors say William Otto's actions were executions after they allegedly asked for money for a cellphone video showing Otto asking to perform a sexual act.

Defense lawyers argued that the boys grabbed a knife when the attempt failed and they tried to rob Otto.

Otto, who faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, allegedly shot and killed Jonathan Gonzalez and Gustavo Espinosa-Gamboa and buried their bodies in shallow graves near the Nebraska border.

According to the Denver Post, attorneys presented their closing arguments on Friday afternoon after a weeklong trial and jurors began deliberations.

Print this article Back to Top