Homicide

Silverton mourns loss of a friend, role model

SILVERTON – Silverton is reeling from the death of Jessica McFarland, who was slain in her Silverton home in the early hours on Friday morning. She was 32 years old, a mother of two small children....

DATE: June 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victim ID’d in Silverton stabbing; arrest made

San Juan County authorities on Friday identified the victim of a fatal stabbing as Silverton resident Jessica McFarland. She was 32. The early Friday morning killing is the first in nearly 30 years...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington man gets life for drug-deal killing

Tommy Lee Mitchell will spend the rest of his life in jail, and Judge Jeffrey Wilson scolded him during sentencing Wednesday for ending one life and wasting his own over $740 in a drug deal. “You...

DATE: March 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

21-year-old woman fatally shot in Cortez

A Towaoc woman was shot and killed Sunday night in Cortez, and another man was airlifted for a medical evacuation. Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane said Natalie Hatch, 21, was killed about 10:15 p.m....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 sentenced in murder case

Two men who participated in last year’s shooting death of an Ignacio man were sentenced Tuesday in District Court to the maximum possible penalty allowed under each of their plea...

DATE: April 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington woman gets 8 years for role in killing

One of the suspects charged in the killing of an Ignacio resident was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison and three years of parole after pleading guilty to charges of accessory to murder and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man gets 7 years in plea deal

A Towaoc man was sentenced Friday to seven years in federal prison for the shooting death of another man.Clarence M. Lehi, a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe, was facing six to eight...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found incompetent to stand trial for murder

An Ignacio man suspected of killing his stepfather has been found incompetent to stand trial.Richard Silva, 31, will be treated and housed at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo until he...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

One murder suspect in Ignacio killing cleared of charges

One of six suspects charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Ignacio man had his charges dropped Thursday in 6th Judicial District Court.Joe Ray Vallejos, 27, appeared relieved...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details of deadly shooting released

A Fort Lewis College student who was shot and killed earlier this month near Henderson Lake helped jump-start the suspect’s vehicle earlier in the day, according to an arrest report.The act of...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slaying motive still unclear

No clear-cut motive was revealed in 6th Judicial District Court during a Wednesday hearing for an Ignacio man accused of murdering his stepfather with a 35-pound propane tank, but a judge said...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details sketchy in student’s death

A Durango man suspected of shooting and killing a Fort Lewis College student for unknown reasons has a history of violent behavior and a prior offense for prohibited use of a firearm, according to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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