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Man who murdered LGBTQ teen in Cortez is released from prison

A Farmington man who admitted in the early 2000s to beating and killing Fred “F.C.” Martinez Jr., what some have considered a hate crime against the LGBTQ community, has been released from prison...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim identified, murder suspect arrested in Archuleta County death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a woman who was killed earlier this week and arrested a man suspected of killing her. The death was reported about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who murdered wife is sentenced to life in prison

A Durango man who strangled his wife was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility for parole after being convicted of first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez appeared Tuesday...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with attempted murder denied bond reduction again

The third time in court wasn’t a charm for Anthony Pappas, a Durango native whose $100,000 bond on an attempted-murder charge was again upheld by a judge. District Court Judge Todd Norvell on...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge limits evidence in Ignacio murder retrial

A Colorado senior judge this week limited the evidence allowed at the retrial of a Farmington man charged with murder, undercutting prosecutors’ case alleging he killed an Ignacio drug dealer in...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge refuses to toss Ignacio murder case

A Colorado senior judge overseeing a La Plata County homicide retrial denied a motion this week to dismiss the case based on what defense lawyers called “outrageous governmental conduct,” court...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with first-degree murder in connection with Ignacio shooting

Prosecutors charged a Cortez man this week with first-degree murder, accusing him of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his Ignacio drug dealer. Robert Dean Rose, 50, also known as Dean...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third judge tapped to oversee retrial in 2012 murder case

State judicial officials appointed a retired District Court judge from Denver to oversee a La Plata County murder trial – a case that went to trial in 2014 but was reversed late last year after an...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutors weigh murder charges in Ignacio death

Prosecutors said they are confident Robert Rose killed Mark Wayman almost two weeks ago in Ignacio, but they are unsure if he planned it. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rose, 50,...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in shooting death near Ignacio

A Cortez man who police say killed his Ignacio marijuana dealer earlier this month may have been trying to leave the area for good before he was arrested this week at a Starbucks in Durango,...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man arrested in connection with Ignacio death

Authorities have arrested a 50-year-old Cortez man on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with an investigation into a death last week in Ignacio. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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