DENVER (TCD) -- A 20-year-old man was found guilty of shooting and killing a couple who responded to an online ad about buying a car.
In a statement, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced a jury found Kyree Brown guilty of several charges, including two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, second-degree arson, three counts of aggravated motor vehicle theft, felony theft, and bait advertising.
Brown reportedly posted an ad on a site called Letgo where he advertised the sale of a car, which had been stolen. Joe Roland reportedly responded to the ad Aug. 14, 2020, and said he was interested in buying the car.
Joe and his wife Jossline Roland reportedly met up with Brown at Southlands Mall to get the car. Joe reportedly "noticed issues with the vehicle title," and when he brought them up, Brown "pulled out a gun and demanded the couple hand over the cash they brought to purchase the car."
Brown reportedly fired five shots, killing both of them. He reportedly stole about $3,000 from the couple and drove the car to another area and set it on fire.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Garrik Storgaard said in the statement, "This defendant assumed a fake identity to lure this innocent couple into his snare, pretending to be someone he wasn’t and to sell a car he didn’t own."
Investigators reportedly linked Brown to the crime because he used his email address to list the car on the site.
Joe and Jossline Roland reportedly leave behind five children.