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An Aurora man who shot and killed his sister’s boyfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder he committed.

Travon Sanders

Travon Sanders

Arapahoe County District Court Judge Darren Vahle sentenced Travon Sanders, 34, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the March 16, 2018, murder of David Washington. Washington was 35 years old.

In June, a jury found Sanders guilty of first-degree murder. He was also convicted of felony menacing.

Sanders was living in his mother’s home in Aurora, near the intersection of Sable Boulevard and East Colfax Avenue. Washington was also living there with his girlfriend, who was Sanders’ sister.

Sanders’ mother and sister were home during the shooting and told Aurora detectives there did not seem to be an argument that precipitated it. Sanders did not say anything to Washington before shooting him in the face.

Sanders told police he felt disrespected by his family. The night before the shooting, he told his mother “I’m sick of this.”

The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Andrew Steers and Senior Deputy District Attorney Kristina Hayden.

“The defendant acted out of jealousy and resentment when he murdered Mr. Washington in cold blood,” Hayden said. “We are thankful that Mr. Washington’s family has the justice they so deserve.”

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