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.
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.