Steamboat Springs — A Routt County jury will begin deliberating Wednesday morning to decide the fate of a man accused of attempting to murder three people at a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.
During closing arguments Tuesday afternoon, Routt County Deputy District Attorney Eliot Thompson explained to the jury that defendant Steven Torres had a plan when he headed out to the bar the night of June 8, 2012.
“I want to ask you not to feel bad for Mr. Torres because he knew what he was getting into that night,” Thompson said. “He went there with his hat, sunglasses, headphones and gun in his pocket, and he stared at people and made them uncomfortable, and he waited, and he waited.”
Thompson painted the picture of a strange man acting oddly in a bar he had no business being in on a busy Friday night. Public defender Sheryl Uhlmann even acknowledged that Torres looked different and made people uncomfortable or even scared.
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