Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
July 8, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-913-9025
DENVER—Almost two years after prosecutors with the Denver DA’s Office accused Oscar Villegas-Ortega (age 23) of murdering then 30-year-old Fausto Marquez, a Denver jury late Thursday found Villegas-Ortega guilty.
The jury deliberated for approximately one day before agreeing with prosecutors that Villegas-Ortega was responsible for the June 27, 2020, shooting death of Mr. Marquez. That night, law enforcement officers and paramedics responded to a chaotic scene and found several people injured in a parking lot at 3600 Park Avenue West.
Villegas-Ortega is guilty of committing murder in the first degree with extreme indifference, manslaughter and first degree assault. He will be sentenced on July 22, 2022, at 1:30 in courtroom 4H. This is Denver District Court case number 20CR03893.