Kyree Brown, who shot dead a couple in Aurora, sentenced to life in prison


A man who killed the parents of five children in Aurora was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.

Kyree Brown, 20, received two consecutive life sentences for the August 14, 2020, deaths of Joseph and Jossline Roland, according to the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office.

An Arapahoe County jury convicted Brown in August on multiple counts of first-degree murder. The Rolands were trying to buy an SUV, using the online marketplace app Letgo, when they where shot. Brown was an 18-year-old at the time of the shootings.

Brown used a false name to post a stolen vehicle for sale on the app, according to a DA’s office news release. Joseph Roland corresponded with Brown to buy a used Toyota RAV4 for $3,000 and the Rolands met Brown in a shopping center parking lot where he lured them to a second location and pulled a gun, demanding the cash. During the robbery Brown shot the couple and then fled with the cash.

“The world lost an amazing couple and some of the best parents that I have ever known over some money and a scam,” Sammy Jo Boumadi-Heckerman, Jossline’s sister, said in the release. “A person that clearly didn’t care about what is right or what is wrong didn’t just steal money, he stole our family.”

The Rolands are survived by five children who were age 17, 12, 10, 8 and 4 at the time of the shootings.

“My parents were and always will be the two most giving, compassionate, helpful, kind and selfless people I’ve ever met,” said Madison Roland, their oldest daughter, in the release. “We will never get to experience anything as a family ever again.”

Brown was also convicted of aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, arson and bait advertising.

“This couple didn’t deserve to die over a car and my heart aches for the children who have to grow up without both of their parents,” District Attorney John Kellner said. “This defendant robbed these children of a normal childhood and life in prison is the only appropriate sentence for this senseless crime.”



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