Colorado soldier gets 21 years in fatal shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS — An Iraq War veteran who was convicted of manslaughter in a motorcycle club shooting has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Sgt. Christopher Mountjoy, assigned to the Army’s Fort Carson, was sentenced Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed man outside the Sin City Desciples motorcycle club in Colorado Springs in 2012.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Mountjoy received the maximum sentence, drawing gasps from family members.

The 32-year-old Mountjoy was sergeant-at-arms for the club.

Mountjoy had been charged with murder in the death of Virgil “Jason” Means, who witnesses said had been beaten up at the club and was returning for his wallet when he was shot.

A jury acquitted Mountjoy of murder but convicted him of manslaughter, evidence tampering and firearms violation.



COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.




Search More Jobs






THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy