Homicide

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges filed in Durango man’s death

A suspect accused of murdering a Durango man almost a year ago will not be charged with a crime, police said. Michael Bourriague, 51, was found dead April 13, 2018, at his home on Plymouth Drive...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial for Mark Redwine postponed until mid-2019

The jury trial that was to take place in February for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man charged with killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, has been vacated and will be rescheduled at a later date,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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

Mancos man’s third attempt to overturn murder conviction fails

The Colorado Court of Appeals denied a third attempt to invalidate a murder conviction from a Mancos man who shot and killed his ex-wife’s divorce attorney. On March 4, 2005, Aric Jerome Miera...

DATE: Nov. 1, 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 911 tape in trial for man suspected of killing his wife

Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent time this week arguing whether Silvino Martinez-Perez should be charged with first-degree murder or manslaughter. Martinez-Perez, 36, is suspected of...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening statements made in drug deal murder trial

The prosecution and defense told vastly different stories during opening statements this week in the case of Michael Jones, who is suspected of murder after a drug deal gone bad in May 2017. The...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury selection underway for two murder trials in Durango

Two murder trials that began Monday spent the first two days selecting jurors. Jury summons were sent to 300 people in each case, and coincidentally, 113 people showed up for both cases at the La...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge finds Damron competent to stand trial for mother’s murder

Montezuma County District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Wednesday ruled that Jeremiah Paul Damron was competent to stand trial for the murder of his mother, whose body was found beaten and burned in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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