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Consecutive prison sentences for killer of Ogden pedestrian

By Mark Shenefelt - | Feb 3, 2023

BEN DORGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

The 2nd District Court is seen on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in downtown Ogden.

OGDEN — One of two men charged in the robbery and fatal shooting of a pedestrian has been sentenced to prison.

Judge Reuben Renstrom on Thursday sentenced Erik Orozco Sanches, 20, of Clinton, to 15 years to life in prison for first-degree felony murder and five years to life for obstruction of justice. Renstrom ordered the terms to be served consecutively.

Orozco Sanches originally was charged with aggravated murder, a potential death penalty case, but he pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a December plea bargain.

Charging documents said Clinton Burrows, 59, was walking in the 100 block of Patterson Street in Ogden on June 12, 2022, when Orozco Sanches and Eric Aparicio, 19, spotted him and decided to rob him. Both men had handguns. Charging documents said Burrows fought back and Orozco Sanches shot him twice.

The suspects left Burrows dead on the street. After police got a tip a month later, police arrested Orozco Sanches. The arrest affidavit said Orozco Sanches had a 9 mm handgun that he admitted he used in the shooting. He also admitted taking and destroying Burrows’ phone.

Aparicio is charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies. He has pleaded not guilty and his next court hearing is Feb. 17.


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