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Marquise Davis, left, and Denzel Richardson both pleaded guilty in a 2012 double-murder case in Five Points. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

Marquise Davis, left, and Denzel Richardson both pleaded guilty in connection to a 2012 double-murder case in Five Points. (Photo: Denver District Attorney's Office)

DENVER — A second man charged in connection with a north Denver double-murder that took place in May 2012 pleaded guilty on Thursday.

Marquise Davis, 24, pleaded guilty to three felony charges, including two counts of second-degree murder and one count of retaliation against a witness on Thursday morning. Denzel Richardson, 21, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree murder earlier this month.

The charges were filed against both Davis and Richardson that less than two weeks after May 25, when authorities said the pair went to the area of Bruce Randolph Avenue and York Street and opened fire into a group of people standing on the sidewalk.

Justin O’Donnell and Deon Rudd were killed in the attack. Two other men were wounded.

The case drew publicity and an outcry from the because O’Donnell’s body was left in public view for a number of hours while police investigated the broad-daylight shooting.

Rudd was a father of five and O’Donnell worked with him at a nearby medical marijuana dispensary. Both victims’ families say neither one had any affiliation with gangs.

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