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May 18, 2010
VIEW : In brief -- Trevor Jones was trying to scam $100 from a classmate, but the plan went awry; the gun he had feigned offering for sale discharged and killed Matt Foley, who was attempting to purchase the weapon.
At the trial, the jury determined that Trevor had no intention of shooting anyone and what had happened was reckless manslaughter, basically, a very bad accident. But because the accident occurred in the commission of armed robbery, Trevor was also found guilty of felony murder, which carried a mandatory life sentence
The Colorado court rejected his appeal in June 2009. He's in his 15th year behind bars.