Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

September 5, 2023 Contact: Matt Jablow, 720-913-9025

Jury Convicts Steven Young of First Degree Murder

DENVER – A Denver jury today convicted Steven Daniel Young of first degree murder for the 2020 murder of 32 year-old Charly Lewis.

On June 7, 2020, Lewis’s body was found in an alley behind 1065 Federal Boulevard. She had been shot to death. It’s believed that Young killed Lewis, in part, because she had witnessed Young commit a murder six days earlier in Aurora. Young was convicted of the Aurora murder in April of 2021.

“I am grateful to the jury for reaching this verdict, which I hope will provide some measure of comfort to Charly Lewis’s family. I also want to thank the prosecutors and investigators who worked long and hard on this case to get justice for Charly,” said Assistant District Attorney Maggie Conboy, one of the two prosecutors on the case.

Young will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole when he’s sentenced on September 8th.

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