Elbert County man gets 144 years for murdering his former marijuana business partner, igniting wildfire as cover-up

(DenverPost) An Elbert County man was sentenced Tuesday to 144 years in prison for killing his former marijuana business partner and then setting a wildfireabout 100 miles from the slaying to try to cover up his crime, prosecutors say.

Shawn Geerdes, a 48-year-old Agate man, was convicted in July of second-degree murder, setting a wildfire and second-degree arson. Geerdes killed 44-year-old Jason Dosa, a father from Parker.