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Man sentenced to 192 years in prison for south Jefferson County kidnapping, assault
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A man who strangled a woman from the back seat of a car, while she sat in a front seat, was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County District Court to 192 years in prison. Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, 34, was sentenced after being convicted of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and aggravated motor vehicle theft, according to […]

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Two men sentenced to prison in “brutal, one-sided attack” on man at Jefferson County bar
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Two men who brutally assaulted a man who was with his young daughter at a Jefferson County bar last year have been sentenced to prison. Joel Wilson, left, and Devon Premer Joel Michael Wilson, 32, and Devin Lee Premer, 24, were sentenced to six and five years in prison, respectively, on Friday. Wilson pleaded guilty Nov. […]

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Man, 26, gets 48-year prison sentence for murder of 28-year-old Denver woman
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A 26-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 48 years in prison for the murder of a 28-year-old victim in her Five Points apartment. Esstefan Hamlin had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the July 2017 death of Christina Weir, according to the district attorney’s office. Hamlin also pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary in the case. […]

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Adams County serial squatter gets five years in prison for conspiracy to commit identity theft
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Adams County Sheriff's Office William Schwab A serial squatter — a person who fraudulently leases properties and fails to pay the rent, eventually being evicted before moving on to the next property and victim — was sentenced Tuesday in Adams County District Court to five years in prison. William Schwab, 48, pleaded guilty last month […]

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Greeley man accused of attacking couple with meat cleaver after huffing computer duster sentenced to 13 years prison
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A Greeley man, who was high from huffing a computer duster when he attacked two victims with a meat cleaver, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. Weld County District Attorney Jama Abdi Isse Jama Abdi Isse, 33, was sentenced Friday by Weld District Court Judge Timothy Kerns for the 2017 cleaver attack, according to […]

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Ringleader of criminal enterprise in downtown Denver sentenced to prison
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Pablo Bleacher The last of five ringleaders of a criminal enterprise involving stolen cars, destruction of property, identity theft and other criminal activity has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison Thursday, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said. Pablo Bleacher, 24, pleaded guilty to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act and one count of […]

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Colorado prison chief allowed truckloads of electronic waste onto prison property as favor to hunting buddy, warden alleges
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A prison warden who claims he was transferred in retaliation for blowing the whistle on Colorado’s corrections chief for ordering truckloads of electrical waste be dumped on prison property has sued the state seeking a copy of an investigative report on the matter. The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Denver District Court by Angel Medina […]

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Weld County man sentenced to prison after daughter discovers child porn on his phone
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Weld County Sheriff's Office Frank Steven Wietecha, Jr. A Weld County man was sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography that his daughter discovered on his phone. The man, Frank Steven Wietecha, Jr., 49, had a prior state misdemeanor conviction for possession of child pornography, according to a news […]

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Adams County serial squatter sentenced to six years prison for felony identity theft
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Adams County Heather Schwab A woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for felony identity theft in connection to serial squatting, in which she fraudulently leased residences and failed to pay rents prior to evictions. Heather Schwab, 43, was sentenced Monday in Adams County after entering a guilty plea last month, according to […]

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Boulder district attorney asks for rapist Christopher Lawyer to be sent back to prison
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The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office has asked that convicted rapist Christopher Lawyer be sent back to prison after alleged violations in California have brought the court-designated “sexually violent predator” back to Colorado. Lawyer, 43, was extradited to Colorado in early July and is being held in the Washington County Jail in Akron while he […]

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Aryan Brotherhood leader dies at Supermax prison in Colorado
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PUEBLO, Colo. — A leader of a white-supremacist prison gang has died while incarcerated at a federal Supermax prison in Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain reports Barry “The Baron” Mills was found dead Sunday, one day after his 70th birthday. Mills and three other leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood were convicted in 2006 in a federal […]

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Man gets 12 years in prison for groping University of Northern Colorado student in dorm shower
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A man who groped a University of Northern Colorado student in a dormitory shower last year was sentenced on Friday to 12 years in prison, according to authorities. Provided by the Weld County District Attorney's Office Carlos Gallegos Prosecutors say 27-year-old Carlos Gallegos peered over a shower stall and watched the student as she showered […]

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Ringleader of home improvement store theft crew sentenced to 16 years in prison
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The ringleader of a criminal crew that stole more than $35,000 of goods from Denver-area home improvement stores was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison. Christopher Rodriguez, 31, pleaded guilty in May to violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, according to the Denver district attorney’s office. He also was ordered to pay $39,392 […]

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Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop
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Denver District Attorney's Office Tayone Givens One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prison. Tayone Givens, 21, pleaded guilty in Denver District Court to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count for two separate robberies of the same business. He […]

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