Gang-member admits guilt in killing 2 teens

12 days ago

A Colorado Springs man has pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of second-degree murder in the gang-related killings of two high school students.

Diego Chacon, 20, admitted his role in the March 2017 shooting deaths of 16-year-old Natalie Cano-Partida and 15-year-old Derek Greer.

The plea deal calls for a 65-year prison sentence and doesn't require Chacon to testify against Marco Garcia-Bravo, the 22-year-old other alleged shooter.

The two victims were abducted at gunpoint and driven to a road outside Fountain where they were shot. They were reportedly targeted over suspicions that Cano-Partida had been helping a rival street gang. Greer was shot dead to eliminate a witness.

Chacon said that he shot Partida, then passed the gun to Greer's shooter, without identifying him.