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Texas man gets 24 years in connection with 2017 murder

A Texas man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault related to a drug deal turned fatal last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Court denies appeal in sexual assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. The Colorado Court of Appeals has denied an appeal of a 2008 conviction of a man charged with felony murder...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentencing hearing postponed for man convicted of killing wife

A sentencing hearing for a Durango man convicted of first-degree murder for strangling his wife was postponed Thursday after defense lawyers raised questions about the defendant’s mental...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind the scenes, a flurry of paperwork in Mark Redwine homicide case

More than 400 motions, exhibits, rulings, proposed orders and judicial orders have been filed in the criminal case against Mark Redwine, a Vallecito father accused of killing his 13-year-old son,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man linked to Pagosa hot springs gets 18 months for tax evasion

A former Pagosa Springs man who committed tax evasion, which included income from the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs, was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison and one year of probation....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to six years for sexual assault

A La Plata County man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. Anthony “Izzy” Fitts, 19, was facing six to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads guilty in Lightner Creek murder

A Texas man pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery, a felony, in connection with a shooting death that occurred last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango. Kevin Goff...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango stops enforcing camping ban at night

The city of Durango has stopped issuing citations to people who camp overnight in public open spaces, excluding parks and sidewalks, city officials said. The city stopped issuing the citations...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury convicts husband of strangling his wife

A Durango man suspected of strangling his wife last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 36, showed no obvious...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Jones convicted of first-degree murder

A Texas man who shot and killed another man in a marijuana robbery was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Michael Jones, 20, will spend the rest of his life in prison as a result of the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors hear closing arguments in strangulation case

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday afternoon in the first-degree murder case involving Silvino Martinez-Perez, who is suspected of killing his wife in April 2017 at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closing arguments made in drug-deal murder trial

Closing arguments were made Tuesday in the trial of Michael Jones, who is charged with first-degree murder in connection with a drug deal gone bad last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park. ...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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