Isaiah Freeman and Samuel Fussell enter guilty pleas in Denver case

All five defendants have entered guilty pleas in connection to a metro area crime spree that including the shooting death of 18-year-old Shmuel Silverberg in Denver.

On Friday Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that the last two defendants in the case entered guilty pleas for felony crimes that spanned Denver, Aurora and Lakewood in August 2021.

Isaiah Freeman, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery and Samuel Fussell, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary, according to a DA’s office news release. Both men pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault involving multiple victims.

Both men are scheduled for sentencing on May 31.

Earlier this month, Noah Loepp-Hall, 21, pleaded guilty to one count each of second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping, according to the DA’s office. Seth LaRhode, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and theft; and Aden Sides, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury and kidnapping.¬†All three are also scheduled to be sentenced May 31.

The defendants were charged for crimes including carjackings, robberies, assaults and the shooting death. One victim, Thomas Young, was beaten, robbed and shot near East Colfax Avenue and Lafayette Street. He was paralyzed with a spinal cord injury from the attack.

Silverberg, who was a student of Yeshiva Toras Chaim, a religious school on Stuart Street near West Colfax Avenue, was fatally shot on Aug. 17, 2021, outside the school.

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