Homicide

Texas man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Durangoan

A Texas man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Durango resident in May pleaded not guilty Friday. Michael Jones, 20, also faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man identified as victim of shooting

The body of an Ignacio man believed to have been murdered was found Thursday morning in the Haycamp Mesa area east of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest, according to Montezuma County Sheriff...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man sentenced to life in prison for killing former Durango woman

A Farmington man who was convicted of killing a longtime Durango resident has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Earlier this month, a jury found Rick Stallings,...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rick Stallings found guilty of murdering former Durango resident

Rick Stallings, who was accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini, was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday and now faces a possible life sentence without parole. “Stallings...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs cold case murder suspect granted new trial

A truck driver from Lamar who was convicted for the 1988 murder of a Pagosa Springs woman and sentenced to 46 years in prison was granted a retrial by a state appeals court Wednesday. The Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in student’s death strolled library during manhunt

SALT LAKE CITY – An ex-con accused of killing a University of Utah student from China casually strolled multiple floors of a downtown Salt Lake City library about 15 hours after the fatal shooting...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Michael Jones charged in shooting death of Durango man

A district court judge on Tuesday found probable cause to support 10 charges against a Texas man suspected of shooting and killing a Durango man during a marijuana robbery. Michael Jones, 20, is...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder trial starts for man who stoked U.S. immigration debate

SAN FRANCISCO – A Mexican national who touched off a debate on illegal immigration when he fatally shot a woman on a San Francisco pier fired the gun on purpose, a prosecutor said Monday in her...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Police received report of erratic student with weapon

DALLAS – A Texas Tech University student confessed to killing a campus police officer who had been booking him on a drug possession charge, telling detectives he had done “something illogical” and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge finds probable cause in first-degree murder case

A District Court judge on Friday found probable cause to support a first-degree murder charge against a Durango man suspected of strangling his wife earlier this year in the Lightner Creek Mobile...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. – A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trial of murder suspect Rick Stallings delayed

The trial for a Farmington man accused of killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini nearly two years ago was again delayed, according to New Mexico prosecutors. Rick Stallings, who at the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News