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Denver man accused of shooting teens in backyard charged with murder

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DENVER — A Denver man has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting two teenagers who were in his backyard, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

The teens, ages 14 and 15, jumped the back fence of Keith Hammock’s home at 2830 High St. a little after 2 a.m. Oct. 9, police said.

The 15-year-old boy, Keylin Mosely, was killed, and the 14-year-old boy was shot and hospitalized in critical condition.

Hammock, 48, had “numerous mature suspected marijuana plants” in the backyard, according to a probable cause statement.

RELATED: Probable cause statement

The Denver District Attorney’s Office said Hammock is also accused of shooting and wounding a 17-year-old in September 2015 under similar circumstances.

Colorado’s “Make My Day” law only applies when a “person has made an unlawful entry into the dwelling.”