ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to carjacking resulting in death and other offenses stemming from a series of crimes in New Mexico has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 36-year-old Daniel Lowell of Pueblo received a 449-month prison term Wednesday.
He faced up to life in prison after pleading guilty in the case in July 2019.
Lowell and a co-defendant allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint west of Las Cruces in a stolen pickup truck in November 2017.
The couple allegedly carjacked an SUV from a family at gunpoint and a subsequent collision killed a retired Las Cruces police officer on a motorcycle.
They then attempted to carjack two other vehicles before being arrested by New Mexico State Police.