Man Sentenced To Life For Thornton Triple Murder

October 19, 2018

A man who shot and killed three people at a Walmart in suburban Denver has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Scott Ostrem was sentenced Friday to three consecutive life terms plus 48 years after reaching a deal with prosecutors, who agreed not to seek the death penalty.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old walked into the store in Thornton on Nov. 1, 2017, fired seven shots in about 20 seconds and left without saying a word. Investigators say they still don't know his motive.

Killed were 26-year-old Victor Vasquez, 52-year-old Pamela Marques and 66-year-old Carlos Moreno. Some of their family members spoke at Friday's hearing.

Ostrem pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for endangering 45 other people inside the store.

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