Getaway driver in Grizzly Rose security guard murder gets life plus 48 years

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DENVER — It’s life in prison without parole plus 48 years for the getaway car driver in a 2008 murder case.

Jennifer Lewis, 32, received the sentence Tuesday for the murder of a security guard at the Grizzly Rose nightclub on December 12, 2008.

Lewis’ sentence was for first-degree extreme indifference murder in the death of Timothy Minnick, a former Brighton police officer.

The additional 48 years includes 16 years each for three counts of attempted first-degree murder of two security guards and an off-duty police officer.

The District Attorney’s Office in Adams County says she drove three men to the Grizzly Rose and then waited in her car for them to return. The men are accused of opening fire on the guards and an off-duty police officer who went to investigate after seeing the suspects wearing bandanas over their faces in the parking lot.

An Adams County grand jury indicted Lewis and Gerald Michael Anthony Gurule, 32, in March 2013. Gurule goes on trial August 18 on charges including two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of felony menacing.

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