Father accused of forcing son to shoot, kill a man found guilty

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Daryl Thompson, Sr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in a Denver court on June 13, 2014. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

Daryl Thompson, Sr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in a Denver court on June 13, 2014. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

DENVER — A father accused of pressuring his son into shooting and killing a man last year was convicted by a Denver jury Friday.

Daryl Thompson, Sr., 44, was found guilty of first-degree murder, witness intimidation and accessory to a crime in the death of 37-year-old Charles Harris, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

His son, 20-year-old Daryl Thompson, Jr., pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder.

The DA’s Office said one of the conditions of the son’s plea agreement was that he testify truthfully at this father’s trial.

On April 24, 2013, the father and son were part of an altercation with Harris. After the fight, they approached Harris as he was walking near 38th Avenue and Grape Street. At that time, Thompson, Sr. demanded Thompson, Jr. shoot Harris.

The father was sentenced following his trail, the DA’s Office said. He received life in prison with parole.

Thompson, Jr. faces up to 48 years in prison, the DA’s Office added.

8 comments

    • Zanadu Jim Carothers

      As bad as democrats are, repubs will never regain power until they stop being so openly racist. Hard to believe you idiots can’t grasp this.

  • Barry Soetoro

    They`re such a peaceful race and always raise property values wherever they chose to live,and their achievements in education and family values are normally a model for the rest of us as a society. I`m just shocked at this!

      • Robert Logan

        Actually Barry Soetero is another name for Barack Obama. He is to much if a coward to use his real name for fear of getting his clock cleaned for being a racist. His references to the black race is something that is unfortunately true to all races. There are classes of poverty, lower education, etc that affects some more than others but in the end all races. What I am shocked at is the cowards that Gide behind forums and venues such as this.

  • Test

    “The DA’s Office said one of the conditions of the son’s plea agreement was that he testify truthfully at this father’s trial.”

    If the testimony is coerced how can you be sure it’s truthful? In all honesty the DA copped a deal with the son to testify against his dad. The DA can not be certain what the truth really is since they offered a deal for a particular “truth”.

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