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Jury finds Vail shooter guilty

The Associated Press
CVR Moreau KA 3-16-12

GEORGETOWN – A jury has convicted a man of fatally shooting one person and wounding three others at a West Vail bar.

The Vail Daily reports that jurors deliberated for almost 10 hours Friday before finding Richard “Rossi” Moreau guilty on all eight felony counts he faced, including first-degree murder, in the Nov. 7, 2009, slaying of Dr. Gary Bruce Kitching of Carbondale.

Prosecutors say Moreau shot Kitching three times and wounded three others after he was ushered out of the Sandbar. The conviction means he will automatically be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Moreau had said he suffered a blackout triggered by post-traumatic stress disorder, which he claimed resulted from his time in the war in Vietnam.

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