The man who wore clown make-up and sheets gloves when sticking man to death in Colorado gets 42 years

Christian Gulzow was sentenced to 42 years in prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder.

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A man who wore demonic white clown make-up and claw-like gloves when he stabbed a homeless man to death in the parking lot of a taco restaurant in Colorado in May of 2017 was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison.

Christian Gulzow, 37, was sentenced in Denver district Court on a second degree murder conviction. He was found guilty by a jury in June.

The prosecutors said Gulzow, which has been identified as Christöf Gülzowprüzenstein, fatal, Brian Lucero, 29, in the parking lot of a Torchy’s taco’s on May 23, 2017. The two reportedly got into an argument at a nearby petrol station for the deadly attack. The authorities have said Gulzow followed Lucero, when he left the shop, and stabbed him in the neck.


Gulzow was wearing white clown makeup with black stripes and a glove with 2 – to 3-inch blades on each finger, witnesses said.

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Gulzow was the lead singer of a heavy metal band and claimed that the founder and promoter of @ΨWorldMusicStudiosΨ and the gothic-metal band of The Paranormal, the Denver Post reported. He worked at a pizza restaurant, and had a son. His Instagram account that is included with several photos of him wearing a white make-up. Witnesses said that he could be seen riding in the city on his scooter wearing make-up and costumes.


Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene. Gulzow was seen riding down a nearby street on a scooter, according to a probable cause statement obtained by FOX31. The 37-year-old was arrested later that morning was found with his clothing still covered in blood.

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When Gulzow was questioned by the police, he claimed Lucero threatened him to “get out of my alley,” which leads to a fight, which he might have accidentally stabbed him, that does not correspond with the statements of witnesses.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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