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Aurora homicides up 53% compared to last year; no easy explanation for rise in violence
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In the first seven months of 2020, more people have been killed in homicides in Aurora than in all of 2018. Twenty-three people have been killed in the city so far this year — up 53% from the 15 people killed in the same time period last year and more than the 18 people killed […]

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One reporter, witness to two executions, haunting last words
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Daniel Lewis Lee, a condemned man and convicted murderer, was asked if he wanted to make a final statement from the execution chamber, with its institutional green-tiled walls and plate-glass interior window, moments before he too would die. He did. He leaned his head up and we locked eyes. “You’re killing […]

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Death penalty dropped in Colorado’s last pending capital case
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Marco Garcia-Bravo The final pending capital punishment case in Colorado ended Monday when Fourth Judicial District Attorney Daniel May withdrew the death penalty option against a man accused in the 2017 killings of two Colorado Springs high school students. May’s decision to withdraw the death penalty option against Marco Garcia-Bravo comes after the state repealed […]

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Weld County jury acquits Fort Lupton police officer who shot and killed man last year
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Zachary Helbig, the only Colorado police officer charged in an officer-involved shooting last year, was found not guilty Friday of charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a man who asked to die. Helbig, a Fort Lupton police officer, was facing one count of manslaughter after shooting and killing 46-year-old Shawn Billinger on Jan. 16, […]

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Last year, more than 8,500 Coloradans were busted for impaired driving
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During the four-day period surrounding the New Year, 348 people were arrested on suspicion of impaired driving in Colorado. That number exceeded the 334 people arrested during the same time last year, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Every year, CDOT and various police and sheriff’s agencies participate in the […]

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Man found in South Platte River in Weld County last week identified
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The Weld County coroner on Saturday identified the man found last Sunday in the riverbed of the South Platte River near U.S. 34 in Weld County. Related Articles Erie police find body of person believed to have been killed in Denver Denver police investigating death on city’s lower west side Officials identify Denver woman found […]

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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing teen last year in Denver
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A 20-year-old man who fatally stabbed a teen last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Auviauntea Evans got involved in a fight with 17-year-old Reese Grant-Cobb in July of last year and stabbed him to death, the DA’s office said in a news release Monday. Provided by […]

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Fatal shooting of woman, 25, in Denver last week ruled a homicide
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The Denver coroner’s office has determined that the death of a 25-year-old woman last Wednesday was a homicide and that the cause of death was gunshot wounds. Khadijah Palmer was shot Wednesday night in the 3000 block of North Adams Street, according to a news release from Steven Castro, spokesman for the Denver Office of […]

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Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for hitting, killing bicyclist in Englewood last year
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An Arapahoe County judge on Friday sentenced an Aurora woman to six years in prison for hitting and killing a woman riding her bicycle and then fleeing the scene, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office Dominique Cain Dominique Cain, 33, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to […]

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Dating apps spurred at least 53 crimes in Denver last year. Here are tips from a cyberdating guru for a safer rendezvous.
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In June, a woman in Denver tried to jump out of a moving car that was being driven by a man she’d met on a dating app. They were on their way to coffee when “an argument broke out,” according to Denver police records. The man drove off with the woman’s belongings in the car. Two […]

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Christopher Watts to make last court appearance before arraignment
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A Frederick man accused of killing his wife and children, and then dumping them in a shallow grave and oil tanks, will make another appearance in Weld County District Court Tuesday for a status conference. This will be the last court hearing for Christopher Lee Watts before he is scheduled for an arraignment, where he […]

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Man stabbed at Longmont’s Lamplighter Motel last weekend arrested for domestic violence, police say
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The man who was stabbed at a Longmont motel over the weekend has been arrested on domestic violence counts after police say he punched his girlfriend before another woman stabbed him in self-defense. via Daily Camera Norman Naranjo Norman Naranjo, 47, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence, according to jail records. […]

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Louisville police report string of more than 20 vehicle-related crimes in last 36 hours
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More than 20 vehicle-related crimes have been reported to the Louisville Police Department in the last 36 hours, spokeswoman Jen Kenney said Monday. According to a map illustrated by police, the majority of the incidents since Sunday have taken place within suburban neighborhoods between West Pine Street and Bella Vista Drive. Of the reports, according […]

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Denver Uber driver who allegedly shot passenger last week charged with first-degree murder
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An Uber driver who fatally shot a passenger late last month has been charged with first-degree murder after deliberation in the death of a 45-year-old man, authorities say. Provided by Denver Police Department Michael Hancock, 29 Michael Hancock, 29, is being held without bond in the Denver city jail in the 2:45 a.m. May 25 shooting of […]

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