ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) -- A metro-area man was sentenced to 48 years in prison for beating his caregiver to death and sharing the video of the killing on social media, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said.
In August, 22-year-old Brad Baker pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder for the death of Harsono Harsono. He also pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery. As part of the plea deal, other charges against him were dismissed.
On June 4, 2017, neighbors called 911 to report a violent attack in the apartment where Baker and Harsono lived.
When Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found Harsono profusely bleeding on the floor.
Harsono was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.
Aurora police found Baker in Harsono's van early the next day. He was covered in dried blood, the DA’s office said.
Meanwhile, a Colorado Springs man called 911 and said he saw a video showing Baker beating another man with chairs and a frying pan.
“Later interviews with the man revealed Baker had contacted the man via Facebook Messenger video chat. Phone records indicated the video lasted 13 minutes,” the DA’s office said.
“Mr. Harsono was beaten with everything in that room. And the man who received the video told investigators Baker laughed as he did it. This was an intentional act,” Chief Deputy DA Andrew Steers said in a statement.