Josiah Ivy was sixteen years old when he murdered two people. According to court documents Josiah and an accomplice picked out a random couple and followed them to their home. The two young men would knock on the door and Josiah would shoot the male homeowner. Josiah would chase the woman throughout the home and would fatally shoot her as well. This teen killer would be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Josiah was one of the participants on the documentary Lost For Life discussing teens sentenced to life without parole
Josiah Ivy 2023 Information
|Name: IVY, JOSIAH S|
|DOC Number: 128744|
Eligibility Date: 01/15/2082
Hearing Date: Oct 2081
This offender is scheduled on the Parole Board agenda for the month and year above. Please contact the facility case manager for the exact date.
Release Date: 01/15/2082
Assignment: COLORADO TERRITORIAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
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The teen involved in the 2002 slaying of a Crystola couple could face less time behind bars after a judge handed him a reduced sentence Tuesday.
Josiah Ivy, 33, was hoping for a shot at parole following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling, which found life sentences without parole for juveniles unconstitutional. Since 2005, Ivy has been serving two consecutive life sentences with no chance of release.
Tuesday, a judge resentenced him to 84 years in prison with parole eligibility.
Josiah was 16 years old when he participated in the murders of Gary Alflen, 47, and Stacy Dahl, 39, in November 2002. Prosecutors said he wanted to “see what it felt like” to kill.
Despite claiming insanity at the time of the killings, he was ruled competent to stand trial and swiftly found guilty by a jury.
His co-killer, Michael Paprocki is currently serving back-to-back life sentences. Paprocki, four years older than Ivy, was not a minor at the time of the murders and does not benefit from the Supreme Court decision.
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A 19-year-old accused of gunning down two people just to see how it felt to kill someone was sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury convicted him of four counts of murder.
Josiah Ivy was sentenced Tuesday to two life terms plus 24 years for the November 2002 deaths of Gary Alflen, 47, and his wife, Stacy Dahl, 39.
“You wanted to know what it felt like to kill people,” District Judge Kirk Samelson told Ivy. “Now you’re going to know what it’s like to spend the rest of your life in prison.” Ivy was convicted of two counts of premeditated first-degree murder, two counts of felony murder and nine other counts. An accomplice, Michael Paprocki, was sentenced last November to two life terms without parole plus 40 years after he was convicted of murder and other counts.
Prosecutors said Ivy, then 16, and Paprocki, then 19, chose Alflen and Dahl at random and killed them to see what it would be like.
The teens went to the couple’s Crystola home and knocked on the door, and Ivy shot Alflen when he answered, Assistant District Attorney Amy Mullaney told jurors. Ivy then chased Dahl into the garage and beat and shot her, Mullaney said.
Ivy had pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. His attorney, Philip Dubois, said an appeal would be filed. Dubois maintained Paprocki shot both victims.
In the earlier trial, Paprocki’s attorney said Ivy killed both victims.
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A state court judge has resentenced Josiah Ivy to 84 years in prison.
He had been serving two life sentences in the 2002 murders of Gary Alflen and Stacy Dahl in Crystola.
The resentencing was required after the US Supreme Court ruled that such sentences for juveniles amount to cruel and unusual punishment even if it involves murder or other capital crimes.
Ivy was 16 at the time he committed the crimes, so after accounting for time served, he is now looking at basically 70 more years in prison, plus 15 years probation.
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Josiah Ivy is currently incarcerated at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
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Josiah Ivy is serving a life sentence and his first opportunity for release in 2081