Floyd Sandoval Gets Life for Five-Pound Pot Deal That Ended in Murder


Floyd Sandoval.

Last October, Floyd Sandova was arrested for the murder of John Goggin in Edgewater, Colorado. At the time, investigators were keeping their theories about motive to themselves.
But at trial, prosecutors said Sandoval and a cohort killed Goggin over five pounds of pot. Now, Sandoval has been found guilty and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

On October 17, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, members of the Edgewater Police Department were called to a home on the 2500 block of Sheridan Boulevard. There, they found Goggin, who reportedly lived in a garage on the property, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he died a few hours later.
Shortly thereafter, surveillance footage from a nearby camera was analyzed, and images were found of two men who were allegedly at Goggin’s place when gunfire rang out. Investigators believed Sandoval was one of them, but they didn’t know the identity of the second man. As such, they released several stills in the hope that someone might recognize him.
More at the Denver Westword.