ONE ACQUITTED, ANOTHER GUILTY IN MURDER CASE
A Denver jury has found one man guilty and acquitted another in the shooting death of a teenager during an attempted robbery, authorities say.
After an 11- day trial in Denver District Court, Kentrall Hines, 20, was convicted of felony murder, attempt to commit aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery for the attempted robbery and shooting death of 19- yearold Randy Canister.
Hines was sentenced to life in prison immediately following his Wednesday conviction. He was acquitted of one count of first- degree murder.
Hines’ co- defendant Qa’shelby Frazier- Moore, 22, was acquitted of felony murder and robbery.
Canister was shot the evening of Feb. 17, 2015, his body left on the street at East Robins Drive and Ireland Street in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Police said the shooting appeared to be gang- related.
Canister’s mother, Shermika Mims, said Thursday that jurors must not have been listening carefully enough to testimony when they acquitted Frazier-Moore. “I do believe justice was not served for my son.”