Leydy Trejo's Mercy Plea for Stepdad Who Shot Her, Killed Her Boyfriend Goes Unanswered

Earlier this year, we told you about a hearing in western Colorado at which Leydy Trejo reluctantly admitted that her stepfather, Fredy Cabrera, had shot her and killed her boyfriend, Douglas Menjivar. Now, Cabrera, a successful restauranteur, has been given a hefty sentence for the crimes despite Trejo's plea for mercy. Continue for details, additional photos, a video and more.

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