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Published On: Sat, Aug 24th, 2019

Dionte Harris murder case: Austin Boyd guilty, sentencing set for November

An El Paso County jury in Colorado on Thursday convicted a Colorado Springs man, Austin Wayne Boyd, of second-degree murder in a May shooting. Fourth Judicial District Judge Timothy J. Schutz is set to impose sentencing at 9 a.m. Nov. 15.

Boyd, 23, faces 16 to 48 years in prison in the slaying of 22-year-old Dionte Harris.

Harris, an Army veteran, was gunned down at the Regal Estates apartments, 105. S. Academy Blvd.

Cortez Lee-Read, 24, who has been found incompetent for trial and is receiving mental health treatment, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Lakela Brasfield, 25, who was sentenced in April to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Austin Wayne Boyd, Cortez Lee-Read and Lakela Brasfield  photo supplid CSPD

Harris was shot in an apartment complex, at the 100 block of S. Academy Blvd. at the Regal Apartments. When officers arrived, they found a man dead inside an apartment. That was May 3, 2018.

Army records show Harris was a veteran who served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic in 2014 and 2015. He did not deploy during his service, records said.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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