Homicide

Man convicted of stabbing 5 to death in Denver bar in botched robbery; death penalty possible

  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 file photo, Tracy J, the uncle of  defendant Dexter Lewis, speaks with reporters following a court hearing at which Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced he will seek the death penalty for Lewis in the killings of five people at a Denver bar in 2012, in Denver. Dexter Lewis was found guilty Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, for the five killings in the bar and now faces the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

    FILE - In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 file photo, Tracy J, the uncle of defendant Dexter Lewis, speaks with reporters following a court hearing at which Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced he will seek the death penalty for Lewis in the killings of five people at a Denver bar in 2012, in Denver. Dexter Lewis was found guilty Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, for the five killings in the bar and now faces the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 file photo, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey speaks with reporters following a court hearing at which he announced he will seek the death penalty for defendant Dexter Lewis in the killings of five people at a Denver bar in 2012, in Denver. Lewis was found guilty on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, of stabbing five people to death in the bar and now could face the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

    FILE - In this Thursday, July 25, 2013 file photo, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey speaks with reporters following a court hearing at which he announced he will seek the death penalty for defendant Dexter Lewis in the killings of five people at a Denver bar in 2012, in Denver. Lewis was found guilty on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, of stabbing five people to death in the bar and now could face the death penalty. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)  (The Associated Press)

A man has been found guilty of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar three years ago and now could face the death penalty.

Jurors convicted Dexter Lewis on Monday after deliberating for 10 hours in a case that has been overshadowed by the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.

The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1MYiI54 ) reports that Lewis and his relatives showed no emotion but the families of the victims began crying as the verdict was read.

Prosecutors alleged that Lewis went to the bar with three other men and stabbed the bar's owner and four others after a botched robbery in October 2012.

Two of the others pleaded guilty under deals with prosecutors. The other man, Demarea Harris, was a confidential federal informant and wasn't charged.