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Woman gets 5-year sentence in shooting of trooper

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A woman convicted of being an accessory in the shooting of a state trooper has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Forty-one-year-old Nichole Brownell was sentenced Friday for trying to help Steven Appl hide and escape after he shot former Colorado State Patrol Trooper Brian Koch in 2006 during a traffic stop.

Appl later killed himself. Koch is now a safety consultant with Conoco Phillips.

Brownell’s attorney Chip McCrory said his client plans to appeal the case.

Two other people also were accused of being accessories. Cori Graham of DeBeque is due for trial in December. Wayne Hangs struck a plea deal that led to an 18-month deferred judgment and sentence.


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