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Prosecutors say a Civic Center Park drug dealer killed 3 homeless people over a $200 debt. His attorneys say the murders were more likely tied to “Gutter Punk” gang.
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The trial of a man charged with murdering three homeless people living near Interstate 25 in south Denver will center on debts: whether the victims owed $200 to a Civic Center Park drug dealer or whether they crossed a line with an organized crime ring they may have belonged to. Denver Police Department Maurice Butler […]

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Convicted California murderer now linked to more than 60 deaths may be most prolific killer in U.S. history
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By Alex Horton | The Washington Post Samuel Little drew their portraits in paint and in pencil, filling out the contours of the faces of women he said he killed over nearly four decades. He recalled the color of their eyes and the way they wore their hair, or locations crucial to their murder. One […]

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South Denver’s Happy Canyon Shopping Center to be sold as owner faces more charges
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The Happy Canyon Shopping Center in Denver’s Southmoor Park neighborhood is expected to be sold out of bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the legal case against the real estate magnate who owns the center has grown, and the future of a proposed food hall in a vacant former Safeway that shares a parking lot with […]

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Chris Watts tells investigators more details about the murders of his wife, two daughters
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Christopher Watts provided local, state and federal investigators with more details about the murders of his wife, Shanann, and his daughters, Bella and Celeste, in interviews at the Wisconsin prison where he is being held, which were conducted last week. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that investigators from CBI, the Federal Bureau of […]

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Boulder police allege woman bilked man out of more than $100,000
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Boulder police allege that a woman spent more than two years bilking an elderly man out of more than $140,000 and physically abusing him on at least one occasion. Diane Marie Hart Diana Marie Hart, 64, was formally charged on Thursday with criminal exploitation of an at-risk person, theft from an at-risk person, theft between […]

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Former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200K from dying brother sentenced
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A former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200,000 from his older brother who died of cancer in 2015, was sentenced Monday in Denver District Court to 10 years probation. Larry Duane Fisher, 61, was also ordered to pay $236,569 in restitution to the estate of his late brother, Floyd W. Fisher, according to the Denver […]

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Two more suspects arrested in Mesa County death of Clifton man who went missing in April
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Two more suspects have been arrested in a Mesa County homicide investigation, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to four. John C. Eddy, 25, and David S. Castro, 32, both of Clifton, have been arrested as suspects in the death of Kyle Free, according to the sheriff’s office. Both men are facing charges […]

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Suspect in Westminster road-rage shooting requests more time to make a plea
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Attorneys for a 23-year-old facing murder charges in a Westminster road rage shooting continue to delve into their client’s mental health history and successfully asked a judge to delay further legal proceedings to allow them to do so. Adams County District Court Judge Don Quick pushed back Jeremy Webster’s arraignment because the accused shooter’s defense […]

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Police identify two more potential victims of former Denver cheerleading coach
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Keean Davis Colorado Springs police have identified two more potential victims of a former Denver cheerleading coach who was arrested this week on suspicion of child sex assault, authorities announced Saturday. Keean Davis, 30, a cheerleading coach and a security guard at several schools in Colorado Springs and in the Denver area, is being held […]

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Three more women tell Boulder police they may have been drugged at parties on University Hill
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Boulder police said three more women have come forward to report they may have been drugged at a party or parties on University Hill. Boulder police on Oct. 18 said two University of Colorado students were hospitalized after unknowingly ingesting drugs while drinking alcohol at parties on the Hill overnight. On Tuesday, Boulder police spokeswoman […]

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As law-enforcement drones become more prevalent, Denver’s police and fire departments split on their use
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As a growing number of Colorado public safety agencies launch drones to help firefighting efforts, rescue lost hikers and take pictures of crime scenes, Denver’s police and fire departments are debating the merits of using unmanned aircraft. For now, the Denver Police Department has shelved a consumer-grade drone recently purchased for nearly $3,000 after the […]

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“This is Colorado”: More than 100 gather at emotional remembrance of slain Frederick mother and two daughters
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As more than 100 people gathered in the driveway and along the sidewalk in front of the home where a pregnant mother and her two daughters were killed, it was as if the horror of the deaths had paralyzed the mourners. Shortly after asking people to gather, Kelley Trippy, the woman who organized a Friday […]

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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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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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