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Third person sentenced in the beating death of Thornton teen

By The Denver Post | PUBLISHED: August 25, 2011 at 8:51 am | UPDATED: May 3, 2016 at 1:01 pm

A man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for the beating death of a 16-year-old Thornton boy in February.

Antonio Rios, 21, who was convicted of second-degree murder and first-degree assault on June 24, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for each conviction, to be served concurrently, according to a news release from the Adams County District Attorney’s office.

On Feb. 15, 2010, Thornton police were called to 2021 Dichter Court, on a report of a physical disturbance.

After arriving, officers, found Nathan Bozonier, 16, who had been hit by a vehicle and had several blows to his head and torso form a baseball bat.

He was taken to a nearby hospital were he later died.

Evidence presented in Rios’s trial showed that Lakiesha Vigil, 21, hit the teen with her car and then Rios and Adrian Quintana, 23, beat him to death with a baseball bat.

On Nov. 5, 2010, Quintana plead guilty to second-degree murder and was later sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Vigil pled guilty to second-degree murder on June 3 and was later sentenced to 21 years in prison.

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