William Dean Otto sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for killing teenagers

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- William Dean Otto, the man convicted in the first-degree murders of two teenagers he said were blackmailing him, was sentenced to two life sentences plus 31 1/2 years Friday.

Otto was convicted Tuesday in the murders of Gustavo "Danny" Espinosa-Gamboa, 16, and Jonathan Gonzalez, 15. He was also convicted on four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Tim McCormack told Judge Thomas Ensor the evidence against was “staggering. While this court and this courthouse have undoubtedly seen the worst of man’s inhumanity to man, it is difficult to conceive of a more vile, deliberate and intentional murder than those committed in this case.”

Ensor imposed the maximum consecutive sentences on all of the charges, saying the "two boys were slaughtered" because "they learned the dark secrets you held and were willing to defend at all costs." Both teenagers were shot execution-style at point-blank range.




    • jakebrake77

      Agreed! Unfortunately the liberal justice system in this country from the highest federal level right down to the rural county courts, are just too weak kneed and intimidated by the anti execution left, we as taxpayers will be supporting this reprobate as well as many more just like him in the comforts of our current prison system. We have liberal judges and shysters to thank for this, along with molly coddling activists! How sad.

  • Dale Gross

    Judge Ensor and the DA forgot to mention that the kids were extortionists (whose criminal behavior got them killed). This at least mitigates Otto’s response.

    • Anonymous

      Ok Otto’s is never goin to get out and that’s what he get’s them kids did it need to die like that R.I.P DANNY LOVE U

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