Jury convicts man of attempted murder for domestic violence shooting in Westminster

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 17:54:49-05

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – A Jefferson County jury last week returned guilty verdicts on attempted murder and other felony charges against a Westminster man accused of shooting his then-girlfriend in the head during an argument.

The jury convicted Eric Carl Pospisil, 40, on Jan. 17 on counts of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, aggravated motor vehicle theft, tampering with evidence and a weapons possession charge in addition to two sentence enhancers for a violent crime. His conviction followed a four-day trial, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said.

Pospisil shot his 35-year-old girlfriend in the head after an argument about money in the parking lot of the Westin Hotel in Westminster last April, prosecutors said.

He was then connected to a car stolen out of Lakewood two weeks earlier that was found on fire in Cheyenne, Wyo. about four hours after the shooting occurred. A witness videotaped Pospisil leaving the scene of the shooting in the same car, prosecutors said.

The victim of the shooting suffered severe brain injuries as a result of the shooting that will hamper her for the rest of her life, the district attorney’s office said.

Pospisil is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 15.