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Convicted murderer, 18, sentenced to life in prison
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An Arapahoe County district judge on Friday sentenced a teenager convicted of murder to serve life in prison, a spokesperson for the 18th Judicial District said in a release. Marquez Woodruff, 18, was convicted in September of murdering 36-year-old Terry Capler in the victim’s home in Aurora, the release said. He’ll be eligible for parole […]

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Woman, 60, who wiped out 86-year-old Denver man’s life savings, sentenced to seven years
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A 60-year-old woman was sentenced in Denver District Court on Friday to seven years in prison for theft from an at-risk adult, an 86-year-old man. Karla Hansen cashed out the victim’s retirement account with the city of Denver, sold his stocks, took out a reverse mortgage on the victim’s home, used cash advances on the […]

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“I can’t believe it’s my life:” A Grand Junction doctor is accused of using his own sperm to impregnate patients
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In December 2018, Maia Emmons-Boring did what many people curious about their family history do: She took a home DNA test. But when she received her results, she learned the man she had called her father for her entire life wasn’t her biological relative. Instead, she would soon find out, her father might be the […]

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Man, 26, gets life in prison for 2017 murder in Golden trailer park, his second life sentence
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A man who slit another man’s throat, inside the victim’s RV in a Golden trailer park, was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County District Court to life in prison. Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 26, was sentenced for the 2017 murder of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle, according to a district attorney’s office news release. Salt Lake County Sheriff, supplied […]

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Aurora felon gets life in prison for shooting another man, tossing his body in a ditch
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A convicted felon on probation who shot an Aurora man in the head and dumped his body in a ditch will serve life in prison without parole for the crime. Aurora Police Department William Ardoin William Ardoin, 35, was sentenced Oct. 3 after being convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 44-year-old Erik […]

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Third defendant in murder of Lakewood man in Edgewater is sentenced to life in prison
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A 21-year-old woman was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County District Court to life in prison for first-degree murder, the shooting of a man in Edgewater who was picking up barbecue for dinner. After 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek was shot in the chest on April 5, 2018, by an accomplice of Valdez, he was run over by […]

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Denver man suspected of killing wife in 2015 can use her life insurance money to pay for his defense, Colorado Supreme Court rules
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A Denver man who is accused of strangling his wife to death can use the money from her life insurance policy to pay his defense attorney even though the guardian of his two young children has argued that they should get it, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. Denver District Attorney Robert Feldman Robert Feldman, […]

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Colorado man gets life in prison without parole in shooting death of teen
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GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado judge has sentenced a man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2017 shooting death of a 17-year-old girl. KKCO-TV reports that Israel Massingill was sentenced Friday after a jury in March convicted him of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, patronizing a prostituted child and drug […]

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Colorado inmate who was sentenced to life in prison as a teenager to get a re-sentencing hearing next week
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Erik Jensen, who was convicted of helping his friend kill the latter’s mother more than 20 years ago, is scheduled to be in court next week for a re-sentencing hearing, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Friday. The hearing comes three years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave inmates like Jensen a chance […]

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Celebration of life planned for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the STEM School shooting
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A celebration of life has been scheduled for Wednesday for Kendrick Castillo, the STEM School Highlands Ranch student who threw himself at a shooter to save his fellow classmates. Kendrick Castillo (Photo courtesy of Maria Castillo via Instagram) The memorial will take place at 1 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., in […]

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Teen sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in Longmont murder case
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Aidan von Grabow today pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Longmont resident Makayla Grote at her home in 2017 and was sentenced to life in prison, but he will be able to apply for parole after 40 years. Von Grabow, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Boulder District Court Friday morning. The first-degree murder charge […]

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“Life where there was death”: New business hopes to transform Colorado funeral home that allegedly sold body parts against families’ wishes
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The former Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors building in Montrose is about to become home for a new business, which hopes to provide the reeling town a redemption story. The building has remained vacant since the FBI raided the premises just over a year ago. It was between those walls that the former owners allegedly chopped […]

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Colorado Supreme Court upholds state law regarding life sentences for inmates convicted as juveniles
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The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 2016 state law related to the re-sentencing of inmates who originally had been sent to prison for life without parole while they were juveniles. The ruling was issued after 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler challenged the law, which affected a handful of state prison inmates who […]

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“He was always happy”: More than 200 gather at Montbello school to celebrate life of 7-year-old boy found dead
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Jordan Vong, a 7-year-old boy getting ready to start second grade this school year, wore a perpetual smile on his face that was contagious, school staffers said Wednesday night at a celebration of his life. On Tuesday, Jordan’s body was found inside his family home in the Montbello neighborhood. A 16-year-old girl, who has not […]

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