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DENVER (AP) — A Denver man who pleaded guilty in the death of his neighbor has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.

The Denver Post reports that 26-year-old Aaron Espinosa was sentenced for second-degree murder, heat of passion, in the death of 35-year-old Hugo Ramirez, who lived across the hall in a Denver apartment building.

Denver District Attorney’s spokesman Ken Lane said the intoxicated Espinosa shot Ramirez multiple times with a shotgun after an argument Jan. 1, 2017. Ramirez’s wife was also injured in the shooting.

Ramirez was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Espinosa has originally been charged with first-degree murder.


Information from: The Denver Post,