A Colorado man who wore clown makeup and a bladed glove when he stabbed a homeless man to death last year has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.
According to The Denver Post, Christian Gulzow, 37, (who also goes by Christöf Gülzowprüzenstein) fatally stabbed Brian Lucero, 29, in the neck outside Torchy’s Tacos in Denver on March 23, 2017, following an argument. Contradicting witnesses’ accounts that he was the aggressor, Gulzow initially told police that Lucero had told him “to get out of my alley” and had attacked him and stole his scooter.
Fox News reported witnesses said Gulzow was wearing white clown makeup with black streaks and a glove equipped with 2- to 3-inch blades on each finger. In addition to being caught on surveillance cameras ditching the murder weapon, Gulzow was covered in blood when he was arrested shortly after the slaying, according to KDVR/
Though Gulzow was originally charged with first-degree murder, a jury convicted the 37-year of second-degree murder following a four-day trial.
The Post learned that Gulzow was the lead vocalist of The Paranormals. The goth-metal band released an album in October, titled “The Dark Saints Kings,” which included songs called, “Rulers of Darkness,” “Sinful Flesh,” and “Tortered (sic) Souls.”
On Facebook, Gulzow posted images showing Nazi propaganda posters and photos of himself in costumes, including the Joker from Batman. His musings also alluded to suicide and death, according to the newspaper.
Guzlow reportedly wrote in one post, “I like sudden death moments when you almost just died and made it out alive.”
[Featured Image: Christian Gulzow/Denver Police Department, Instagram]