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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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Man, 26, gets life in prison for 2017 murder in Golden trailer park, his second life sentence
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A man who slit another man’s throat, inside the victim’s RV in a Golden trailer park, was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County District Court to life in prison. Austin Jeffrey Boutain, 26, was sentenced for the 2017 murder of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle, according to a district attorney’s office news release. Salt Lake County Sheriff, supplied […]

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Man, 35, sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting his wife in their Lakewood home
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A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting his wife. On April 1, 2018, Humberto Morales Mares shot his 35-year-old wife in the chest and throat inside their Lakewood home, 131 S. Fenton St., while their 3-year-old child was in the house, according to a Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office […]

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California man who had an office in Colorado gets 25 years in prison in $1.3 billion scam
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MIAMI — A California man has been sentenced by a Florida judge to 25 years in prison for orchestrating a $1.3 billion fraud scheme that stole money from at least 7,000 investors nationwide. Court records show 61-year-old Robert Shapiro was sentenced Tuesday in Miami federal court after previously pleading guilty to mail and wire fraud […]

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Aurora felon gets life in prison for shooting another man, tossing his body in a ditch
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A convicted felon on probation who shot an Aurora man in the head and dumped his body in a ditch will serve life in prison without parole for the crime. Aurora Police Department William Ardoin William Ardoin, 35, was sentenced Oct. 3 after being convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 44-year-old Erik […]

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Ringleader of metro area ID and theft ring sentenced to 24 years in prison
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A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 24 years in prison for operating an ID and theft ring in the metro area. A Jefferson County jury in August found Michael Mancuso guilty of 43 counts, including violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act for engaging in a pattern of racketeering, according to the district […]

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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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