A Denver man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a fatal 2013 shooting that occurred during a botched marijuana robbery, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said.
Floyd Anthony Sandoval Jr., 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, conspiracy to posses 25-50 pounds of marijuana, menacing with a deadly weapon and two counts of accessory to a crime on Sept. 29 after a two-week jury trial.
Sandoval killed John Goggin, 41, in October 2013 after he tried to rob Goggin at his Edgewater home of five pounds of marijuana he said he would purchase for $13,500.
“Sandoval’s real intent was not to purchase the marijuana, but to rob Goggin,” the office said.
Sandoval, along with another man, pulled out guns and demanded Goggin give them the marijuana. Goggin produced his own gun and shots were fired, leaving Goggin dead.
Sandoval was shot in the leg during the incident, the office said, adding that he was identified as the killer hours after the shooting.
Jose Palacio, the other man accused in Goggin’s death, was arrested in Texas in August and was returned to Colorado to face charges.
Palacio is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 27.
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