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Man resentenced to reduced term for Colorado officer’s death

May 22, 2019

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Colorado state trooper has been resentenced due to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Summit Daily News reports that 41-year-old Marcus Fernandez was resentenced to 46 years in prison during a hearing Monday in Summit County Court in Breckenridge.

Fernandez was sentenced to life in prison without parole following his first-degree murder conviction for the 1992 shooting death of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Lyle Wohlers on Interstate 70 near Georgetown. Fernandez was 15 at the time.

The Supreme Court in 2012 struck down mandatory life imprisonment without parole for juvenile offenders. In 2016, Colorado passed a bill establishing a resentencing process to comply with the court’s decision.

Fernandez’s 46-year sentence will include 16 years for motor vehicle theft to be served concurrently.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/

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