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Holzer Sentenced to 70 Years In Prison

Grand Junction, CO - A Mesa County judge on Tuesday sentenced Austin Holzer to 70 years in prison for the 2016 shooting death of Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer, The sentence was part of a plea agreement in which Holzer pleaded guilty to one count of 2nd degree murder and one count of 1st degree assault.

It's been more than two years since Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer lost his life while serving on the line of duty.  Austin Holzer, accused of shooting and killing Deputy Geer, has spent that time waiting for his trial, where he would eventually be tried as an adult, even though he was 17 when the shooting happened. Deputy Geer was shot and killed after confronting Holzer on February 8, 2016.


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