WPR News
7:37 am
Wed July 16, 2008

State supreme court upholds Hicks' convictions

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of life without parole for Christopher Hicks, a Gillette man convicted of murder and other charges in the deaths of two teenagers in 2005.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Hicks' argument that the trial judge should have suppressed statements that he gave to law enforcement investigators. The Supreme Court also rejected Hicks' claim that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.

Hicks, 21, was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of 16-year-old Bryce Chavers of Gillette. Hicks also was convicted of a conspiracy charge in the Gillette murder of 19-year-old Jeremy Forquer. Hicks was one of three teenagers and an older man convicted of various charges in the deaths of the teens.