July 2, 2018
Totally random. Could’ve been done by anyone to anyone.
A teen prosecutors say boasted on social media after randomly shooting and killing a Denver chef in 2016 was sentenced in an Arapahoe County court Friday.
Arapahoe District Court Judge Andrew Baum sentenced 18-year-old Raheem Benson to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
He was 16 years old when he murdered 33-year-old Nicholas Lewis.
Benson and Louis Lara-Macias, who was sentenced in December for Lewis’s death, killed Lewis on Oct. 1, 2016, near South Acoma Street and West Cornell Ave while Lewis was walking home from a convenience store.
The chef at Blackbird Public House was found lying on his back on a nearby sidewalk and pronounced dead later that night.