Homicide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suspect in killing, home invasion considers plea deal

One of four men suspected of storming into a house and killing an occupant in a marijuana heist gone bad indicated Wednesday he is close to striking a plea agreement in the case. Daniel Nelson...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crisis intervention officer recalls standoff in police trial

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque police officer trained to handle encounters with the mentally ill had spent more than an hour with a homeless man on a hillside, telling him to drop his knives while...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Jurors deliberate fate of man in 2007 sex assault case

Editor’s note: This story contains material that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer For the third time in eight years, jurors on Tuesday began deliberating the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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