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Man pleads guilty to second degree murder for 2017 killing

Posted on 04/18/2019
Aaron Hoult MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A 24-year-old Greeley man is facing up to 48 years in prison for causing the death of another man in 2017.

Wednesday, Aaron Hoult plead guilty to one count of Murder in the Second Degree for killing Jose Pacheco at Pacheco’s home in Greeley on August 16, 2017.

Firefighters initially responded to a call about a fire in a detached garage, where Pacheco lived, at a home on 11th street. When they arrived, crews found Pacheco’s body in the detached garage. It appeared he had been stabbed to death.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 5 at 4:00 p.m. in Division 15.

As part of the plea agreement, Hoult faces 30 to 48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthony Perea and Chief Deputy Christopher Jewkes are prosecuting this case.