FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado teen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his ex-girlfriend.
The Coloradoan reports that Judge Gregory Lammons also sentenced 19-year-old Tanner Flores to an additional 32 years for second-degree kidnapping.
Flores didn’t speak during the sentencing hearing.
Jurors on Wednesday found him guilty of first-degree murder and felony murder and kidnapping after a weeklong trial in Fort Collins.
Prosecutors said that Flores convinced 18-year-old Ashley Doolittle to get inside his truck in June 2016 and then shot her repeatedly with his father’s gun.
Flores’ attorneys argued that he was devastated by the couple’s breakup but didn’t plan to kill Doolittle. She was in line to become the 2017 Boulder County Fair and Rodeo queen when she was killed and was given the title posthumously.