Mark Manes and Phillip Duran were the two young men who supplied the Columbine teen killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris with weapons for their killing spree. Manes, the 22-year-old former Columbine student, was sentenced to nine years in prison – 6 years for selling a handgun to minors, 3 for possessing an illegally sawed-off shotgun during target practice with Klebold and Harris. Manes pleaded guilty. In court, he said he was deeply sorry. “When I found out, I was horrified,” he said. “I had no idea anything was going to happen.” Manes served 19 months before he was released in June 2001 to a halfway house. He was released in 2002 under electronic monitor.
Duran, also a 22-year-old Columbine graduate, worked at Blackjack Pizza with Klebold and Harris. He introduced the teenagers to Manes who sold them the guns. Duran also pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. He was paroled after serving 3 ½ years. Seventeen years after the massacre, Dylan Klebold’s mother, Sue Klebold, is speaking out. She has written a book, A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy. Klebold has given Diane Sawyer an exclusive interview which will air on ABC 20/20 on February 12 at 10pm.
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