Colorado

Jul 16, 2010 4:14 PM by Bea Karnes, Andy Koen

Life sentence in murder over an Xbox case

A Colorado Springs teenager was sentenced to two life sentences plus an additional 32 years after being found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of a mentally handicapped man.

Kyle Sebastian Stott, 19, was convicted of two charges of first degree murder, aggravated robbery and a handful of other charges in the death of Jason Holley, 22.

Stott was sentenced to two life sentences plus 32 years for his crimes.

Holley disappeared back in January of 2009, and his body in North Cheyenne Canyon months later. Investigators believed Holley had been killed for his X-box gaming system.

Prosecutor Shannon Gerhart explained that harsher sentences are applied whenever an at-risk victim is murdered.

"Jason Holley went through a lot and we were just happy we could get justice today," Gerhart said.

Holley's brother

Following the trial, Holley's brother Nikolaus told reporters he and his family are relieved to have some closure in the case.

"Our whole family is so thankful, this is the best that it could've happened and justice was served in the name of my brother and we couldn't ask for any more," he said.

Derek Hernandez is also in custody in connection with Holley's murder.  He's due in court next month.

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