Suspect pleads not guilty in shooting death of teen

Luisa Aguilar, 15, was fatally struck while asleep on couch

Staff report
Posted 8/11/19

Timothy Shelton pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Luisa “Lulu” Aguilar on Aug. 9. Shelton, 23, admitted firing a shot that passed through a friend's cheek and …

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Suspect pleads not guilty in shooting death of teen

Luisa Aguilar, 15, was fatally struck while asleep on couch

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Timothy Shelton pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Luisa “Lulu” Aguilar on Aug. 9.

Shelton, 23, admitted firing a shot that passed through a friend's cheek and into Aguilar's head as the pair slept on a couch in Shelton's home in the 6000 block of South Broadway in Littleton on July 17, 2018, according to police officers' testimony at a preliminary hearing in December.

Aguilar, 15 at the time, died later at a hospital.

Police who testified at Shelton's preliminary hearing said Shelton was drunk at the time of the shooting, and had been warned to quit playing with a handgun.

Prosecutors charged Shelton with first-degree murder, citing a subsection in which a victim is killed from behaviors that show “extreme indifference to human life.” The mandatory sentence if convicted of the crime is life in prison without parole. Shelton also faces charges of assault and prohibited possession of a weapon.

Shelton's next court date is a status conference scheduled for Sept. 27.

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