Man guilty of fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue sentenced to 80 years

Man guilty of fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue sentenced to 80 years
Denver District Attorney's Office

Jose Acevedo

A 38-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 80 years in prison for a stabbing death on East Colfax Avenue.

Jose Acevedo was sentenced by Denver District Judge Shelley Gilman, according to the district attorney’s office.

On Dec. 23, Acevedo stabbed Willie Pearson, 33, in the 1900 block of East Colfax Avenue, according to a news release. Acevedo fled to New Mexico and was arrested in Albuquerque on Dec. 28.

Acevedo pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and to aggravated robbery. His criminal history includes a homicide in California.

At Friday’s sentencing Gilman said: “Mr. Acevedo has no regard for human life.”

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