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Prison guard arrested after allegedly smuggling drug-packed burrito into Buena Vista prison
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Colorado prison inspectors have arrested a former prison guard after he was allegedly caught smuggling a burrito packed with illegal drugs into the Buena Vista Correctional Facility, a Colorado Department of Corrections spokesperson said. Officers from the department’s Office of the Inspector General arrested Trevor Martineau at the prison on July 2 on seven criminal […]

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Denver man sentenced to 24 years in prison for pimping two teens, two women
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A Denver man was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to pimping two teenage girls and two women, according to the district attorney’s office. Denver District Attorney Orlando Johns Orlando L. Johns, 27, was sentenced by District Judge Michael Vallejos, according to a news release. In September, a Denver grand jury […]

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Adams County man gets 32 years in prison for shooting father to death
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Adams and Broomfield Counties DA Waylon Robitaille BRIGHTON  — A 28-year-old Adams County man who shot his father to death at an apartment north of Denver has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Waylon Robitaille pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and was sentenced Monday for the April 28, 2018, death of 52-year-old […]

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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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New Mexico man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex assault on Ute Mountain Ute Reservation
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A New Mexico man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for a sexual assault committed on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in southwestern Colorado. Merle Denezpi, 39, of Shiprock, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado. Denezpi […]

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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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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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Lakewood man sentenced to 42 years in prison for death of his infant daughter
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A Lakewood man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for the death of his 3-month-old daughter. Kelly Ray Kerr, 39, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Wednesday where he was sentenced after being convicted in March of child abuse resulting in death, according to the district attorney’s office. Lakewood Police Department Kelly […]

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Man who punched 2 people while yelling racial epithets in Denver faces up to 15 years in prison on hate-crime conviction
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A man who punched and kicked two people while yelling racial epithets faces up to 15 years in prison after a Denver jury convicted him of a hate crime. Denver District Attorney's Office Ryan Austin Lee Ryan Austin Lee, 43, was convicted of two counts of assault and two counts of bias-motivated crimes for a […]

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Longmont man gets 30 years in prison in domestic violence cases
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A Longmont man with a long history of domestic violence was sentenced in Boulder District Court on Tuesday to 30 years in prison for beating and choking his ex-wife and stalking another woman. Boulder County Sheriff's Office / Courtesy photo Matthew Mann A news release from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office stated that Matthew […]

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Man who stabbed woman jogger in Avon gets 20-year prison sentence
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A man who stabbed a woman jogger multiple times in Avon has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily While a local physician was treating Andrew Young, he told her that he had stabbed an Avon woman. He stabbed her so hard he broke the knife, he said. Andrew Michael Young, […]

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Boulder doctor sentenced to prison for bankruptcy fraud
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The Boulder doctor who pleaded guilty in August to bankruptcy fraud was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Denver on Friday to 18 months in prison. Cathleen Van Buskirk, 55, appeared in court free on bail on Friday and must report to the Bureau of Prisons no later than April 19, according to a news […]

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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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“What if I had shot you?” Colorado prison investigator upset with Jack in the Box’s prices followed, pulled over fast-food workers
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A Douglas County jury on Thursday found a former criminal investigator with the Colorado Department of Corrections guilty of threatening fast-food workers at a drive-thru window over increased prices. Gary Valko, a 61-year-old Parker resident, was convicted of one count of official oppression, a misdemeanor, according to an 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office news release. […]

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