3rd defendant guilty of death during Grand Junction pot robbery

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A third defendant has been convicted in the shooting death of a man during a marijuana robbery.

The Daily Sentinel reports that 38-year-old Matthew Mitchell was found guilty Thursday in connection with the October 2016 killing of 51-year-old Paul Davis in his Palisade home.

Mitchell was convicted on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and first-degree burglary.

In 2018, 36-year-old Michael DuPont was convicted of first-degree murder and 30-year-old Amy Trusty was convicted of being an accessory.

Authorities say Mitchell, DuPont and Trusty intended to rob Davis of cash and marijuana he grew in his home 235 miles west of Denver.

Police say DuPont shot Davis when he made a sudden movement.

A first-degree murder conviction carries a sentence of life in prison without parole.

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