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Walmart shooter given three consecutive life sentences

Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 17:49:37-04

THORNTON – A judge has sentenced Scott Ostrem to 3 consecutive life sentences without parole for shooting and killing 3 people inside a Thornton Walmart in November 2017.

Ostrem had entered the plea deal with prosecutors earlier this month as they were debating whether to pursue the death penalty.

Scott Ostrem
Scott Ostrem is suspected of shooting and killing three people in a Thornton Walmart on Nov. 1, 2017.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.  Authorities said he walked into the store on November 1, 2017, fired seven shots, then walked outside without saying a word.

Those killed in the shooting were Pamela Marques, 52, and Victor Vasquez, 26, both of Denver, and Carlos Moreno, 66, of Thornton.

Ostrem was captured the next day in Denver.