Jury convicts Lakewood man of second degree murder
GREELEY, Colorado – A jury has found Kenneth Hoschouer, 40, guilty of second degree murder in the death of Christopher Grau.
On July 6, 2019, Firestone Police were called to an RV on Weld County Road 28.
When authorities arrived, they found Grau lying on the ground unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police located 13 cartridge cases near Grau’s body.
Authorities said Hoschouer, Hoshouer’s wife, Grau, and Grau’s girlfriend, who is also Hoshcouer’s sister, were in a house in Lakewood on July 5, 2019.
Hoschouer was drinking heavily when he learned that his teenage daughter was dating a 22-year-old man. He was angry that his wife hadn’t told him about the relationship and started arguing with her.
Grau tried to defuse the situation and managed to get Hoschouer out of the house.
In an attempt to calm Hoschouer, Grau drove him in an RV in Firestone. Hoschouer then shot and killed Grau.
Hoschouer was arrested in September 2019 after police, with the help of an HVAC service company, located the murder weapon hidden in a vent at Hoschouer’s home.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for December 29 at 11 a.m. He risks 16 to 48 years at the Colorado Department of Corrections.