Christian Gulzow was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of a homeless man.
A man wearing demonic white clown makeup as he is stabbing a homeless man to death in the parking lot of a taco restaurant in Colorado was found guilty of murder on Monday, officials said.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office said Christian Gulzow, 37, was found guilty of second-degree murder after a four-day trial. He was charged with first-degree murder.
Gulzow fatal 29-year-old Brian Lucero in the early morning of May 23, 2017, in the parking lot of a Torchy’s taco’s after a confrontation between the two.
Witnesses told Denver Police at the time that the couple had gotten into an argument at a gas station for the deadly attack, FOX31 reported.
The scene of the May 2017 attack in Denver.
Gulzow was wearing white clown makeup with black stripes and a glove with 2-to 3-inch blades on each finger, witnesses said.
The 37-year-old was the lead singer of a heavy metal band and claimed that the founder and promoter of @ΨWorldMusicStudiosΨ and the gothic-metal band, The Paranormal, according to the Denver Post. His Instagram account contains several photos of him wearing make-up.
MAN IN CLOWN MAKEUP WITH BLADED GLOVES HELD IN DENVER STABBING, POLICE SAY
Lucero was later found by police unresponsive with a stab wound to the neck and 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.
When Gulzow was questioned by the police, he claimed Lucero threatened him to “get out of my alley” leads to a fight, which he might have accidentally stabbed him, that does not correspond with the statements of witnesses.
Gulzow is facing up to 48 years in prison, according to the officers of justice. He will be sentenced Aug. 10.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed