Couple guilty in conspiracy, murder of man at Big Bunny Motel on Colfax

GOLDEN, Colo. — A 34-year-old man was found guilty of three counts of First Degree Murder; two counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, two counts of First Degree Burglary, and two counts of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the murder of 25-year-old Jesse Robinson.

Cortnee Eaglin pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.

According to the district attorney,  in June of 2017, Keevin Bell and his girlfriend, Eaglen, drove to Jefferson County from Kansas City in a stolen Jeep. Eaglen was meeting with her probation officer in Jefferson County.

The couple stole a second car in Wheat Ridge and began trying to sell the Jeep.

Courtney Eaglen knew the victim and negotiated with him on social media and in person about buying the Jeep.

A friend of Robinson’s met with Bell and gave him $200 in counterfeit bills for the Jeep.

The next day, Bell realized the money was fake and began looking for Robinson to get the money or the Jeep. He found the man at the Big Bunny motel on Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

Big Bunny Motel in Lakewood

Bell went into the room, fought with and ultimately shot Robinson in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The couple returned to Kansas where they were later arrested by Lakewood police detectives.

Bell testified at trial and said that one of the reasons they came to Colorado was for the marijuana.

Eaglin faces a prison sentence of 20 to 40 years when she is sentenced Friday.

Bell will be sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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