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Man convicted of fatally stabbing teen on Colfax sentenced to 40 years in prison
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A man who fatally stabbed a Denver teenager was sentenced Friday to 40 years behind bars, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced. Auviauntea Evans, 20, was sentenced for the murder of 17-year old Reese Grant-Cobb, which occurred outside Bourbon Grill, 571 E. Colfax Ave, on July 1, 2018. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in […]

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With growing opposition and slowing prison population growth, what is the future for private prison companies in Colorado?
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City Council may have ended Denver’s relationship with private prison corporations that run its halfway houses, but in the coming months the city also will have to rethink its ankle monitors and find a new provider for jail residents who have addiction for the city to fully divorce the controversial industry. The city for years has […]

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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 to pursue short-term contracts with private prison companies while permanent solutions sought
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City officials in Denver will pursue short-term contracts with two private prison corporations while they look for alternatives to the community corrections services that the companies provided until their contracts were unexpectedly ended by Denver City Council earlier this month. The city will ask council to approve a six-month contract with GEO Group and a […]

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Man who cut off ankle monitor, skipped trial in Arapahoe County gets 23 years in prison
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A Denver man who cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and skipped out on an Arapahoe County District Court trial has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Miguel Angel Leon-Caballero, 24, was convicted by a jury Jan. 25 of aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and motor vehicle theft, all felonies, according to the district attorney’s […]

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Man, 72, who exposed himself to teen girls in Jeffco gets 12 years in prison
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A 72-year-old Longmont man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for exposing himself to nine teenage girls in Jefferson County. Fred Merrill Shattuck was sentenced Tuesday for his fifth felony conviction and 10th indecent exposure conviction, dating to 1995, according to the district attorney’s office. Jefferson County District Attorney Fred Merrill Shattuck In […]

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Motorcyclist who fired gun at pursuing Milliken police car is sentenced to 32 years in prison
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A Weld County man who led police on a dangerous, high-speed chase and who fired gunshots at an officer during the pursuit was sentenced Tuesday to more than three decades in prison. John Lockhart, convicted last month on one count of attempted second-degree murder, was sentenced to 32 years in prison — the maximum sentence […]

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Fountain woman avoids prison in 1-year-old daughter’s death
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FOUNTAIN — A Colorado woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for failing to get medical help for her young daughter’s head injury has been sentenced to three years in a halfway house. Related Articles Family members charged for Disneyland brawl that went viral Colorado abuse email account went unchecked for over 4 years Lauren […]

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Colorado’s Supermax prison now occupied by El Chapo is “worse than death,” ex-warden says
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Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, known for repeatedly escaping from Mexican prisons, is now at a federal prison in Florence considered escape-proof, where ultra-violent prisoners once gutted an enemy and one inmate descended so far into madness he bit off both his pinky fingers. Eduardo Verdugo, Associated Press file In this Feb. 22, 2014, […]

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Second brother in Englewood child pornography case sentenced to decades in prison
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18th Judicial District Attorney's Office Daniel Alberts The second of two brothers arrested on child pornography charges in Englewood last year has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Daniel Paul Alberts, 67, pleaded guilty last week to four counts of sexual exploitation of […]

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Registered sex offender pleads guilty, sentenced to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking of two teen girls in his Aurora home
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A 32-year-old registered sex offender was sentenced to 22 years in prison Thursday for trafficking two girls, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. Provided by the Adams County District Attorney's Office Raymond Fredericks was sentenced to 22 years in prison for sex trafficking of two teens. Raymond Fredericks was arrested in 2018 on […]

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Denver man who shot at cop will serve additional 4-year prison sentence for escape
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The 24-year-old man convicted of attempted murder of a Denver police officer will serve four years stemming from an escape case in addition to his initial 32-year sentence, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Provided by Denver Police Department Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez pleaded guilty this week to felony charges of escape and possession […]

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Prosecutors use federal gun law to put “most violent criminal Denver has seen” in prison for decades
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A Denver gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal gun charges in connection with the 2014 shooting deaths of a rival and a local rapper, crimes that police have said helped ignite a bloody gang war that spilled into 2015. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post U.S. […]

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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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