Grand Junction teens who shot man in face get youth correction time |

Grand Junction teens who shot man in face get youth correction time

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) ” Two Mesa County teenagers are being ordered to serve several years in the Colorado Department of Corrections’ Youthful Offender System after pleading guilty to shooting a man in the face.

District Judge Dick Gurley accepted a plea bargain Monday calling for 17-year-old Erick Deleon to serve six years, and 15-year-old Thomas English to serve seven years.

Both were charged as adults following the shooting of 18-year-old Martin Martinez, who was shot as he opened the door of his family’s home September 20th.

The plea agreements call for Deleon and English to serve at least 20 years in prison if they don’t successfully complete the youthful offender program.

Martinez sustained some vision and hearing loss.

The younger teens apologized.

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