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Zornio: Gabby Petito’s tragic death should inspire changes to domestic violence policy

By now, most people have heard the story. A young woman and her fiance were on a cross-country van-life trip. Weeks later, only one of them returned.  Following a painstaking search to find Gabrielle (Gabby) Petito, the 22-year-old was confirmed dead by homicide on Tuesday. Her fiancé and “person of interest,” Brian Laundrie, has not […]

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Barry Morphew chose to “hunt and control” wife, investigators say

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Investigators allege that a Colorado man charged with killing his missing wife decided to “hunt and control” her like an animal after she insisted on leaving him and later changed his statements as evidence in the case developed, according to a court document released Monday. A judge allowed the […]

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Man gets 80 years in killing 2, injuring Aurora police officer

AURORA — A Colorado man has received an 80-year prison sentence in the 2018 killing of two people and attempted murder of an Aurora police officer. Thirty-one-year-old Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless manslaughter and other charges. Police were investigating a reported fight in August, 2018 near the University of […]

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Silverman: Expect a big ruling this week in the Barry Morphew murder case

Dramatic criminal trials fascinate America. The press and public have constitutional rights to watch. Barry Morphew sits in a Colorado jail right now charged with murdering his own spouse. Big rulings are coming this week, with a trial to follow. People are watching. When Morphew and Suzanne Moorman married in 1994, this attractive couple appeared […]

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Evergreen attorney sentenced to 10 years in prison for soliciting someone to kill her estranged husband’s girlfriend

The Evergreen attorney who pleaded guilty to six felonies including soliciting someone to kill her estranged husband’s girlfriend will spend 10 years in prison. After three and a half hours of testimony during Jennifer Emmi’s sentencing hearing on Monday, District Judge Randall Arp said he saw two sides of Emmi: the successful attorney and loving mother, and […]

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Former 9News security guard pleads not guilty to murder in fatal shooting of Lee Keltner

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press A former television station security guard pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the shooting of a pro-police demonstrator following protests in downtown Denver. Matthew Dolloff, 31, appeared with his attorneys virtually in district court in connection with the death of 49-year-old Lee Keltner. Judge Brian Whitney said […]