Trials

McFarland manslaughter trial: Law officers take stand

SILVERTON – Testimony from investigators provided more ammunition for the state’s case against Michael McFarland, who is on trial for manslaughter in connection with the death of his wife, Jessica...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man freed, acquitted in policeman-stabbing case

Shane French, 38, walked out of a Montezuma County Courthouse a free man Monday after being found not guilty on all charges in connection to the stabbing of a Cortez police officer. The jury of...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez doctor on trial for his patient’s suicide

A jury will decide if a Southwest Memorial Hospital emergency room doctor was negligent two years ago when a Cortez man committed suicide. A jury of six women and one man were impaneled late Monday...

DATE: June 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man pleads guilty to Roatcap Fire

A Dolores man facing more than four decades in prison pleaded guilty Thursday to escape jail time in connection to the 2012 Roatcap Fire. Accepted by District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Thursday,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury deadlocked in incest case

A six-person jury was unable to reach a decision this week about the innocence or guilt of a teenage boy suspected of sexually assaulting his half-sister.The boy was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suzanne Garcia convicted of perjury

Suzanne Garcia, a Durango woman suspected of lying to a grand jury that was investigating her husband’s murder, was convicted Thursday on multiple counts of perjury.Garcia, 42, dressed in all black...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exterminator trial deliberation begins

Jurors began deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a former bug exterminator suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property from multiple homes during the past 30...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury convicts man who spied on housesitter

A jury on Thursday convicted a Durango man of felony stalking for secretly videotaping his housesitter and her boyfriend.Mark “Steve” Brown, 57, showed no emotion as the guilty verdicts were...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evidence shown in Durango voyeurism case

Opening statements were made Tuesday in a trial for a Durango man suspected of secretly videotaping his housesitter.Mark “Steve” Brown, 57, is charged with two counts of felony stalking and two...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man found guilty of sexual assault

An Ignacio man has been found guilty of two sex crimes in federal court in Durango.A 12-person jury took about an hour Wednesday to find Adam Frost, 29, guilty of aggravated sexual abuse and...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan cleared of assault charge

A Durango man charged with sexual assault on a child was found not guilty Tuesday by a jury in La Plata County.Prosecutors accused Andrew Hall, 29, of having an inappropriate relationship with a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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