Aurora teen gets 30 years for 2014 Taco Bell parking lot murder

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AURORA | An Aurora 18-year-old who killed another teen last summer in a Taco Bell parking lot has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Sterling Dillon HookSterling Dillon Hook pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder for killing Mark Chalfant in July 2014. A judge on Tuesday, Oct. 20, sentenced him to 30 years in prison.

Hook was one of four teens arrested in connection with Chalfant’s slaying. Another teen, Calvin Banks, 19, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in August. An Arapahoe County judge sentenced him Monday, Oct. 19, to seven years in the state’s Youthful Offender System. Banks could face 21 years in prison if he doesn’t successfully complete his sentence in the youth system, prosecutors said.

Hook and another teen suspect, Vincent Rucker, were juveniles at the time of the slaying and prosecutors charged them as adults.

as.CalvinBanks.102215Chalfant was shot early June 4, 2014 following an altercation in a Taco bell parking lot at East Hampden Avenue and South Tower Road.

When officers arrived, they found Chalfant suffering a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Police said at the time they think the victim was involved in an altercation in the parking lot and at some point during the altercation, he was shot.

In court documents police said the shooting stemmed from a marijuana deal gone bad. Police said the deal involved a small amount of marijuana.

The teens were arrested two weeks after the slaying and later charged as adults.

In May, almost a year after the slaying, a fourth teen was arrested in connection with the case. That suspect, a 15-year-old boy, was arrested at a home in the 4500 block of Genoa Street in Denver. Denver police assisted the Aurora police fugitive unit with the arrest, police said.

Because of the teen’s age, his name has not been released. He is awaiting trial.

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ezaspie
ezaspie
5 years ago

Little thug deserved more than 30 years for taking a life. Though Sterling looks like he might have a tough time in prison. Sad so many lives were lost over robbing someone of such a small amount of money. I hope the victims family can finally get some piece now that this murderer is sentenced.

illtakeyobish;)
illtakeyobish;)
5 years ago
Reply to  ezaspie

Sterling was a good person you don’t know him people make mistakes he human too. He doesn’t deserve to be in jail that long. He’s a good guy no threat to society

JolynChomper
JolynChomper
5 years ago

Hopefully one day when you have a kid, he gets shot and you’ll understand the pain my family has gone through. You also won’t think 30 years is too long for the person that left him laying in a casket.

Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez
5 years ago

No threat to society? Killing someone is pretty much a threat to society, he should get life, life for a life.

Jayden Lawrence
Jayden Lawrence
5 years ago

So you think it’s OK to murder him Wtf lol

Jayden Lawrence
Jayden Lawrence
5 years ago

So you think it’s OK to murder ppl Wtf lol

jesus
jesus
5 years ago

spupid bicht he have to be sentenced to the electric chair or if i see your fuckdn friend when he come out of jail y will kill him to fucken bustard

Michelle Wentz
Michelle Wentz
5 years ago

If you can make the mistake of killing a person and taking that person from his friends and family then he deserves to do the time he is given in jail. Yes he is human and made a mistake but every mistake has a consequence and that happens to be 30 years in jail.

Ms. West
Ms. West
5 years ago

I cant agree, your argument is one sided because he was your friend or acquaintance, but i see it as fair because he took a life good or bad right or wrong, there is consequences and that family is suffering from this loss. He didnt have to kill him period.

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

Bs, he killed my homeboy, dude deserves more… Sucks CO took out the death sentence

Jewell Pendike
Jewell Pendike
5 years ago
Reply to  Anthony

your “homeboy” was a drug dealer !!!

Ebonee Mzklassietooyou Bryant
Ebonee Mzklassietooyou Bryant
5 years ago

Um he killed someone he should get life

Reachingit
Reachingit
5 years ago

Agree

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Man he wanna play wannabe thug he can pay the price for playing ain’t like anybody forced him to pull the trigger he did it himself

mack
mack
5 years ago

Bro you should stfu. Hes an animal a thug. A gangster we need people like him to be shown to the world. Ladies and gentlemen your true monsters right there…. And ill say it…. It probably wasnt just drugs . mightve been other deeper longer issues there

GeneConnor
GeneConnor
5 years ago

Made a “mistake”? Shooting someone to death over a little bit of pot or money isn’t a mistake. It’s murder.

He’s a piece of trash – he deserves life in prison.

MAC20
MAC20
5 years ago

How long does he deserve? If someone killed your brother, what do you think would be a fitting punishment?

Jewell Pendike
Jewell Pendike
5 years ago

Are you OUT OF YOUR MIND !! It’s always a good thing when drug dealers and users kill themselves !!

Kadeem Hendrix-Wilcox ✔️

Killed my friend I grew up with, RIP Mark bro def too soon. See you on the other side.

Lucas Steward
Lucas Steward
5 years ago

Don’t play in the drug game if your not ready to go just a few more dumb asses off the streets

mack
mack
5 years ago

I bet mark was laying hands on all 4 and left these ANIMALS AND THUGS needing to use a gun

Steven Wetzel
Steven Wetzel
5 years ago

The one time I went to juvie I was in the same pod as sterling and Vincent… They were crazy. Always starting fights and assulting staff. Its crazy knowing a person who slept 5 feet away from you is a murderer… I was lucky to in my be in their for 2 days. But dang its crazy… They really are crazy and I believe they deserve way more then 30 years..