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Jury finds Oklahoma man guilty of 2015 weed-smuggling double homicide in rural Weld

Posted on 06/27/2018
Samuel Pinney MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) - After a two-and-a-half week long trial, a Weld County jury Wednesday afternoon convicted an Oklahoma man of a 2015 double homicide.

Jurors deliberated for more than a day and convicted Samuel Pinney, 36, of two counts of First Degree Murder.

Pinney is accused of taking part in a marijuana-smuggling killing that left Joshua Foster and Zach Moore’s bodies, both from Oklahoma, scorched in a flaming truck in rural Weld County on October 17, 2015.

The jury found Pinney guilty of the following charges:

1. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
2. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE
3. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
4. SECOND DEGREE ARSON
5. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
6. ABUSE OF A CORPSE
7. ABUSE OF A CORPSE

Pinney faces life in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning at 9:30.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn and Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark prosecuted this case.