Homicide

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

Lawyers give 2 versions of deadly standoff

ALBUQUERQUE – The chaotic, final seconds of the Albuquerque Police Department’s deadly standoff with a homeless man unfolded as a K-9 handler and police service dog came within feet of the man and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Third trial for Shiprock man underway in Durango

Editor’s note: This story contains disturbing details of a sexual assault. Herald Staff Report A third trial for a suspect in a 2007 sexual assault case began Monday with jury selection and an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of ’95 murder to be resentenced in Durango

A Durango man who murdered a Southern Ute Indian woman and severely injured another woman is expected to be resentenced next month in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge orders trial for man accused in fatal home invasion

A district court judge on Friday ruled that prosecutors can proceed with a first-degree murder trial for one of four men suspected of breaking into a home and killing a Fort Lewis College student...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Details emerge in marijuana heist that turned deadly

A district court judge plans to rule Friday whether evidence is sufficient to allow prosecutors to proceed with criminal charges against one of four men suspected of barging into a home and killing...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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