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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 deputy raced while driving prison transport van on I-25, state police say
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A Denver Sheriff Department deputy driving a van full of prisoners will face criminal charges after authorities say he raced with a pickup truck on Interstate 25 on Thursday. Related Articles Denver Sheriff Department van pulled over after trooper clocks it speeding over 90 mph on I-25 A light in darkness: Longtime Denver deputy turned […]

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Colorado agrees to pay inmate $500,000 for alleged prison beating
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Colorado has agreed to pay $500,000 to a convicted murderer serving a life sentence who allegedly suffered a prison beating at the hands of a guard, an incident a federal jury initially awarded him a record $6 million over. The award was rescinded in a second trial. Jayson Oslund The state in December also agreed […]

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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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Man sentenced to 160 years in prison for Aurora murder
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A man who killed a 22-year-old and wounded a second person in a June 2018 shooting was sentenced to 160 years in prison in Arapahoe County District Court, according to a Monday news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. A jury found Joseph Allen Collins Jr., 25, guilty in September of fatally shooting […]

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Johnstown bounty hunter who falsely claimed to be a cop sentenced to federal prison
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A police impersonator has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for illegally obtaining cellphone records. Matthew Marre, 30, of Johnstown, a bounty hunter, fraudulently obtained confidential phone records by falsely claiming to be a law enforcement officer, according to a U.S. attorney’s news release. Related Articles Former NFL quarterbacks among those defrauded of […]

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Denver man gets 13th DUI conviction. This time he’s going to prison for it.
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Maynard Rome A 60-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to his 13th DUI, according to a Denver District Attorney’s Office news release. Maynard Rome has a history of DUI arrests stretching back to 1986. Since, he has racked up DUIs in Denver, Adam, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties […]

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Denver city council to consider $1.3 million purchase of halfway house from private prison company
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David Zalubowski, Associated Press file In this April 15, 2017, file photo, vehicles are parked outside the entrance to the GEO Group’s immigrant detention facility in Aurora. Denver City council members will start to deliberate next week whether to spend $1.3 million to purchase one of the halfway house facilities from the private corrections company […]

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Repeat felon sentenced to eight years in federal prison for heroin, gun possession
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A Wheat Ridge man was sentenced Wednesday to just under eight years in federal prison for intent to distribute heroin and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Aaron Michael Kendall, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez to 95 months in prison, according to a U.S. Attorney, District […]

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Man sentenced to 40 years in prison for stabbing death at Federal Heights carwash
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A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a stabbing death at a Federal Heights carwash. Antonio DeHerrera was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Angel Joseph Casares Jr., according to the Adams County district attorney’s office. On Nov. 12, 2018, police officers found Casares stabbed and lying […]

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Aurora man sentenced to 16 years in prison for hate-crime shooting of his gender-fluid neighbor
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18th Judicial District Attorney's Office Jonathan William Hultquist An Aurora man who shot and seriously injured his gender-fluid neighbor last year was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. An Arapahoe County jury convicted Jonathan William Hultquist, 41, on Sept. 5 of attempted second-degree […]

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Lakewood man sentenced to federal prison for dealing meth, heroin
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A Lakewood man was sentenced Thursday to almost nine years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and heroin. Troy Andrew Lujan, 37, was sentenced to 105 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Philip A. Brimmer, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney office in Colorado. Taken into custody at the […]

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Littleton man, who forced victim to drive him to Albuquerque at gunpoint, gets lengthy prison sentence
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A Littleton man who held five people at gunpoint and forced a sixth to drive him to Albuquerque was sentenced to 96 years in prison, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Eric Weston, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery and two […]

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