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Death penalty dropped in Adams County sheriff deputy’s killing; trial postponed again
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The 24-year-old man accused of killing an Adams County sheriff’s deputy no longer faces the death penalty, District Judge Mark Warner ruled Wednesday. The judge granted a petition filed by 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young Monday asking that the death penalty option be withdrawn from the case. Young wrote in the motion that seeking […]

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Adams County death penalty trial postponed due to coronavirus
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The high-profile death penalty trial in the killing of an Adams County sheriff’s deputy will be postponed for at least two weeks because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Monday. Adams County Sheriff's Office Dreion Martise Dearing The trial for Dreion Dearing, who is accused of killing Deputy Heath Gumm during a chase […]

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Gannon Stauch case: Boy’s father says death is “heartbreaking and absolutely devastating”
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via AP Gannon Stauch In a message posted on his church’s Facebook page, the father of Gannnon Stauch thanked those who have supported him since his son was reported missing in late January and asked for privacy as he copes with the reality that his son is dead. […]

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Teenager charged with first-degree murder in death of 64-year-old Lakewood man
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A 17-year-old boy was charged as an adult Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a 64-year-old Lakewood man. Caleb Hasson Brewer is charged with first-degree murder, attempted robbery and related crimes in the killing of Robert Steige, according to a statement from First Judicial District Attorney Peter Weir’s office. Related Articles Juvenile arrested […]

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Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for 2018 stabbing death of woman in Denver loft
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A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death in her downtown Denver loft. Terry Dunford was sentenced Monday by District Court Judge Eric Elliff in the 2018 death of Jeanna Leslie, 49, according to a district attorney’s office news release. Terry Dunford On Jan. 13, 2020, […]

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Leland Pankey sentenced to 72 years in prison for death of his 7-year-old son, Caden McWilliams
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Denver Police Department Leland Pankey The father of Caden McWilliams was sentenced Friday to 72 years in prison for the death of the 7-year-old boy, whose body was found encased in concrete in a Denver storage unit. Leland Pankey, 40, pleaded guilty in January to child abuse resulting in death and tampering with a deceased […]

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Denver police investigating assault that led to death
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Denver police are investigating an assault Friday night that led to the death of a man as a result of his injuries, agency officials said Sunday. The assault happened near the intersection of Federal Boulevard and West Howard Place. Police went to the scene. The victim of the assault was taken to a hospital, according […]

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Craig resident sentenced to 90 days in jail, four years probation in negligent death of 3-year-old son
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Craig resident Vanessa Jenkins was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years of probation during her sentencing hearing Monday afternoon in Moffat County Court. Jenkins will have to serve 88 days behind bars due to a 2-day credit from her original arrest. Jenkins was taken into custody following the sentencing hearing Monday. Jenkins, […]

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Police board clears Aurora officers in death of Elijah McClain, 23
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An excessive force review board with the Aurora Police Department found actions taken by its officers relating to the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain were “within policy and consistent with training.” McClain was arrested Aug. 24 in the 1900 block of Billings Street by officers who were responding to a call about a “suspicious person” […]

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Three suspects in custody, one at large in shooting death of 23-year-old man in Wheat Ridge
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Three males and a woman have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Wheat Ridge, authorities said. Jonathan Joseph Montoya, 18; Jalen Isiah Wilson, 17; Christian Salas, 18; and Marissa Lawrence, 19, are charged with multiple counts of murder in the death of Ervin Spahitch, according to police and […]

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Woman found dead in University Park area identified, death deemed domestic-violence homicide
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A woman who was found dead in the University Park area of Denver has been identified and her death is being investigated by police as a domestic-violence homicide. Related Articles Kelsey Berreth murder case: Fiancé Patrick Frazee appeals his conviction Custer County Sheriff’s Officer arrests second inmate after jail escape Brighton man arrested in connection […]

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Diego Marquez, 17, Shot To Death At Green Valley West Ranch Park
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DENVER (CBS4) — Denver police need help tracking down the person who shot and killed 17-year-old Diego Marquez on Saturday. Marquez was found lying on the ground at Green Valley West Ranch Park, at East 45th Avenue and Argonne Street, at 8:10 a.m. Diego Marquez was killed Saturday, Sept. 21 at Green Valley West Ranch […]

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Denver police release photos of three suspects in New Year’s Day stabbing death of 15-year-old boy
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Photos of three suspects in the stabbing death of a teenager on News Year’s Day in Denver were released Tuesday as police asked for the public’s help in solving the city’s first homicide of the year. Wayli Alvarado-Gonzalez, 15, was stabbed at about 1:45 a.m. outside a convenience store at 1850 S. Sheridan Blvd., according […]

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Police looking for leads in woman’s death in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood
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A woman found dead in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood has been identified as a transient from Fort Collins. Jessika Martinez, 25, was found dead in the 800 block of East 17th Avenue. The cause of and manner of death is pending, according to a Friday news release from the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. […]

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