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Two teens formally charged with murder, robbery for Denver light rail killing

Posted: 12:42 PM, Feb 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-17 14:42:47-05
Two teens formally charged with murder, robbery for Denver light rail killing

DENVER – Two teenagers arrested in connection with the Tuesday shooting death of a 32-year-old man at a Denver light rail station have been formally charged with murder and other felonies.

Ever Valles and Nathan Valdez, both 19, face varying degrees of murder charges in the death of Tim Cruz, 32.

Valles faces charges of murder in the first degree-robbery, murder in the first degree-kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping with a gun and four counts of aggravated robbery with a gun.

Valdez is charged with first-degree murder, murder in the first-degree-robbery, murder in the first degree-kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping-gun and two counts of aggravated robbery with a gun.

The teens allegedly robbed Cruz at the Sheridan Station, at Sheridan Boulevard and 12th Avenue, around 1 a.m. on Feb. 7, then shot and killed him.

The two were arrested after surveillance video of the two was released, and an unidentified person tipped police off to who the men were.

Valles was arrested Feb. 8 on a parole violation and Valdez was captured Feb. 10.

The two are scheduled to appear in court for their first advisement Feb. 21.

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