CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne man was sentenced Thursday morning to 12 to 18 months of incarceration for a 2016 car theft.
Lorenzo Simental, 25, was sentenced by Laramie County District Judge Peter Froelicher for stealing a car parked in a lot. The car was recovered with no damages.
He will serve his sentence concurrently with a homicide charge he faces in Colorado, where he allegedly stabbed a victim in 2016 during a fight that was meant to be between two girls after arguing on Facebook, according to the Denver Post.
Attorney Carol Serelson explained that Simental has been in the system since he was a juvenile, and he deals with a number of mental health issues.
“It’s important to know that Mr. Simental deals with, and has been dealing with several factors, that have given him a very hard life,” Serelson said.
Facing a 36-year prison sentence in Colorado, Froelicher