Two Convicted in Death of Girl Near Arapahoe
Two men have been convicted in the death of a juvenile girl found near Arapahoe last April.
According to a release from the office of U. S. Attorney, Christopher Croft, the brother of a 13-year-old Ethete girl, 21 year old Robert Spoonhunter, of Arapahoe, pleaded guilty to the charge of voluntary manslaughter in U.S. District Court earlier this month. Spoonhunter was originally charged with second-degree murder.
Prosecutors say Robert Spoonhunter choked his sister and threw her against a weight bench after he found his step-cousin having physical contact with the girl.
On Wednesday, 19 year old Kyrean Tillman, also of Arapahoe, was found guilty of accessory after the fact to voluntary manslaughter and sexual abuse of a minor. The conviction came after a three day jury trial in front of U.S. District Court Judge, Alan Johnson.
Spoonhunter is scheduled to be sentenced on March 14th. Tillman on March 31st.