The Denver Post

Man sentenced in grandmothe­r’s death

- By Kieran Nicholson

A 25-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of his 75-year-old grandmothe­r, who was found lying on the floor of her Westminste­r apartment, has been sentenced to life in prison.

John Swenson was sentenced Monday afternoon for the Dec. 9, 2019, death of Linda Shomberg, who was found in her apartment in a senior housing center, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.

A jury found Swenson guilty on April 29.

At the time of her death, police checked on Shomberg after a caller reported that she’d not been able to contact her for several days. The victim was found bleeding from the head and unresponsi­ve. Swenson had been staying with his grandmothe­r after he was removed from a halfway house, according to the DA’s office.

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