Homicide

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Dove Creek man gets 15 years for girlfriend’s death

A Dove Creek man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in jail followed by a mandatory five years of parole for strangling and killing his girlfriend. William Blackburn Jr., 46, was charged with...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Family, friends remember Dylan Redwine

With pizza, sodas, balloons and cake, it could have been a typical birthday party for any 18-year-old. Except the teen is gone. More than four years after his disappearance, friends and family...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Family, friends to gather to remember Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine’s mother and friends will gather Monday – on what would have been his 18th birthday – at Dylan’s memorial bench at Pine River Cemetery. The boy disappeared just before Thanksgiving...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man pleads guilty in burglary that killed FLC student

One of four Arizona men suspected of breaking into a man’s home and fatally shooting him in a marijuana robbery gone bad pleaded guilty Friday to felony burglary. Daniel Nelson Wright, 20, of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Towaoc woman pleads guilty to murder

A Towaoc woman charged with murder has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jaycene Littledeer Colorow, 18, was arrested in the early hours of Feb. 8...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Judge rejects bail reduction in murder case

A judge on Friday denied a reduction in bail for an Arizona man suspected of participating in a home invasion-style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student. Kodi...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police run short on leads in death of Pagosa Springs man

Police are running short on leads to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man authorities suspect was shot in the head and left in a remote forested area outside Pagosa...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Defendant in home invasion slaying pleads not guilty

One of the men accused of murder in a home invasion and fatal shooting of a Fort Lewis College student pleaded not guilty Friday. Kodi “Maz” E. Kuauhtli’s defense attorney, David Greenberg,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man sentenced to maximum penalty for 2007 rape, homicide

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer A Shiprock man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was too...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prosecutor questions letter clearing JonBenet Ramsey family

The Associated Press BOULDER – The Colorado district attorney overseeing the unsolved killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey says a former prosecutor should never have written a letter exonerating...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Juvenile killer Raymond Cain eligible for release in about 20 years

A Durango man who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 1995 murder of a Southern Ute Indian woman may one day go free – but it won’t be for at least 20 years....

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mental evaluation ordered for suspect in killing of former Durango woman

In a hearing Tuesday, Rick Stallings – the man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini – tried to convince a judge that he is capable of representing himself in court yet not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News