Man sentenced to 96 years in prison for kidnapping, killing Pueblo man

PUEBLO, Colo. - A man has been sentenced to 96 years in prison for kidnapping and killing a Pueblo man.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported Sunday that Xavier Rubalcaba-Lopez, 27, was sentenced last week for the death of Jeremy Naranjo, whose body was found in Colorado Springs in January 2012. Rubalcaba-Lopez, of Colorado Springs, struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.

He acknowledged forcing Naranjo into an SUV in Pueblo, shooting him in the head and dumping the body in Colorado Springs.

Rubalcaba-Lopez's co-defendants -- 40-year-old Gustave Dreyer and 45-year-old Alfredo Velazquez -- pleaded guilty to kidnapping and were sentenced in El Paso County to 13 and 20 years respectively.

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