Colorado man sentenced in the death of a former retired LCPD officer

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – The Colorado man who led Las Cruces police officers on a high-speed chase and then hitting and killing a retired officer learned his sentence in court on Wednesday.

According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, Daniel Lowell has been sentenced to 449 months in prison.

In 2017, Lowell and Trista Schlaefli led police on a chase and killed J.R. Stewart on Las Alturas Drive.

Stewart was a 35 year veteran with LCPD.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Schlaefli testified against Lowell yesterday. She is waiting for her sentencing.

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