In the first death penalty trial in El Paso County in a decade, jurors sentenced convicted double murderer Glen Galloway to life in prison without parole.
The sentence was handed down earlier this week, but today’s was a formal sentencing.
Today’s sentencing was the third phase of the trial, following earlier decisions that Galloway was guilty of first and second degree murder for the killings of Marcus Anderson and Galloway’s ex-girlfriend Janice Nam in May 2016.
Galloway’s defense team had admitted Galloway shot and killed both Anderson and Nam; however, they said the killings were not intentional and Galloway acted in two split-second decisions to kill both of them.
Prosecutors argued Galloway acted deliberately to kill Janice Nam after he killed Anderson. Galloway was previously convicted of stalking Nam.
That’s why prosecutors put the death penalty on the table, which was rejected during sentencing Tuesday.
El Paso County jurors decided against the death penalty this past Tuesday, sentencing the 46-year-old to a life sentence.
The last criminal suspect to be charged with capital murder in El Paso County was Marco Lee. Rather than go through a death penalty trial, Lee was sentenced to life in prison through a plea agreement in which he admitted to shooting and killing Colorado Springs Police Officer Ken Jordan. Lee was sentenced in December 2008.