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2 sentenced for starting destructive Lake Christine wildfire
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Eagle County Sheriff's Office Richard Miller and Allison Marcus ASPEN, Colo. — A man and woman who pleaded guilty to starting a wildfire that destroyed three homes in western Colorado have each been sentenced to 45 days in jail. The Aspen Times reports Allison Marcus and Richard Miller were sentenced Monday and also must complete […]

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Man guilty of fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue sentenced to 80 years
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Denver District Attorney's Office Jose Acevedo A 38-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 80 years in prison for a stabbing death on East Colfax Avenue. Jose Acevedo was sentenced by Denver District Judge Shelley Gilman, according to the district attorney’s office. On Dec. 23, Acevedo stabbed Willie Pearson, 33, in the 1900 block of East […]

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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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Teen who kidnapped woman outside Arvada Target, sexually assaulted her sentenced
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1st Judicial District Attorney Dominic Gabriel Barrios A teenager who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a woman in a Target parking lot in Jefferson County and then sexually assaulting her was sentenced to 45 years in prison earlier this month, officials announced Wednesday. Dominic Gabriel Barrios, 18, pleaded guilty in March to charges of kidnapping, aggravated […]

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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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Durango parents sentenced in abuse case with 4-year-old daughter
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DURANGO — A Durango man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for abusing his 4-year-old daughter under a plea agreement. Related Articles Denver sheriff’s sergeant keeps job after conviction of cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment of children U.S. Olympic Committee lied about sexual assaults of athletes, lawsuit says September trial set for Mark […]

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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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Colorado man who pretended to be blind sentenced for defrauding VA out of nearly $1.3M
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DENVER — A Colorado man has been sentenced to a year in prison for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs out of nearly $1.3 million by pretending to be blind. Mike Blea, of Northglenn, was sentenced Wednesday and ordered to pay the VA $1,273,180 in restitution. Investigators say Blea is a Vietnam veteran who started […]

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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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Former Colorado hockey coach sentenced for sex crime
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FORT COLLINS — A judge has imposed the maximum sentence of 24 years to life in prison on a former Colorado volunteer hockey coach who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution on child sex assault charges. The Coloradoan reports that under the sentence handed down Friday, Andrew Vanderwal of Fort Collins won’t be eligible for […]

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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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