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48 years in prison for killing of teen in Security-Widefield

Posted at 8:47 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 10:47:44-05

EL PASO COUNTY — Another defendant convicted for the October 2018 killing of a teen in Security-Widefield is heading to prison for a lengthy sentence.

Judge Linda Billings-Vela sentenced Beslim Torres-Vall to the maximum of 48 years in prison on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Kenyatta Horne.

Torres-Valle is one of four defendants arrested in the weeks after the killing in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood. According to court documents, the group planned on robbing drug dealers of their product and cash. As the four suspects approached Horne, there was a gunfight in which Horne fired several times before he was hit in the chest with shotgun blasts. He died on the sidewalk.

Codefendant Tyler Lee Wheeler was found guilty of first degree murder. He faces a maximum life sentence when sentenced in January.

Wayne TC Sellers was found guilty of first degree murder, aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole, plus 32 years.

Another suspect, Kyle Watts is awaiting trial.