Denver man pleads guilty to murder and arson, sentencing scheduled for November

Denver man pleads guilty to murder and arson, sentencing scheduled for November

The Denver man accused of killing another man and burning his remains at the murder site pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday on the first day of his trial, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Delshon Giles, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and first- and second-degree arson in Denver’s 2nd Judicial District.

Giles murdered Walter Bracken, 39, at a home in the 5100 block of Victor Way after an altercation on July 23, 2016, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s office. The remains were left burning on the side of the road at Elgin Place and Andrews Drive the next morning and the home was burned several days later, according to the DA’s office.

Giles later fled the state and was arrested in September 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was then extradited back to Denver to face trial, the DA’s statement said.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 2.

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