An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for fatally taking pictures a girl in Colorado. He then stuffed her physique in a suitcase and drove to Arkansas with the physique within the automotive trunk.
David Houston-Harvey, 26, pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide in June in Weld County District Court docket for the loss of life of 23-year-old Laramie Cline, of Ozark, Ala., in line with a district lawyer’s information launch. A plea settlement stipulated a 35-year sentence to be served within the Colorado Division of Corrections.
Weld County DADavid Houston-Harvey
Houston-Harvey is serving a 12-year jail sentence in Arkansas for dumping the physique there, the discharge mentioned. The Colorado sentence, handed down Wednesday, will run concurrent to his Arkansas sentence.
In August 2017, Houston-Harvey and Cline have been driving from Wyoming south on Interstate 25 in Weld County when he shot the sufferer. Houston-Harvey advised investigators that Cline wished to remain in Colorado, however he wished to return to Arkansas or Alabama, the discharge mentioned.
Houston-Harvey initially advised investigators that Cline pointed her gun at him, and that he grabbed the weapon and it fired, placing her.
Weld County DALaramie Cline
“Nevertheless, the defendant later advised his girlfriend that he shot and killed the sufferer when she was asleep,” the discharge mentioned.
In Might 2019, a Weld County jury indicted Houston-Harvey on 4 felony prices: first-degree homicide, second-degree homicide, theft and aggravated motorized vehicle theft.
“When she was taken from me, part of me died alongside along with her,” the sufferer’s mom, Kim Cline, mentioned within the launch. “Laramie may gentle up a room along with her smile. She was stunning however had no concept that she was. Laramie was a candy soul.”
Anthony Perea, chief deputy district lawyer, mentioned: “All circumstances we prosecute are laborious, however this one was particularly laborious, given the information. This homicide was fully mindless, and the defendant robbed this younger girl of the remainder of her life.”
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