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Fort Collins police defend investigation in fatal shooting case, despite errors noted by prosecutors

The Fort Collins police department is defending its investigation of the 2018 shooting death of a 21-year-old Colorado State University student, even though a judge and prosecutors complained of errors. Colemann Carver pleaded guilty to felony tampering with evidence related to the January 2018 death of his roommate, Finnegan Daly, as part of a deal […]

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She blames America’s gun culture for her son’s death. But the NRA may profit from a plea deal with the gun owner.

FORT COLLINS – Regina Daly never really liked guns, but she tolerated them. Then her son, a senior at Colorado State University, died at the end of a Glock 34 semi-automatic pistol owned by his roommate. Much of what happened on the January 2018 night that Finnegan Daly was shot remains unclear, but Daly told […]

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Gun owner in fatal shooting of CSU student will avoid prison as judge questions botched investigation

FORT COLLINS — A botched investigation into the shooting death of a Colorado State University student will allow the roommate who owned the gun to avoid prison and wipe his record clean after two years. The problems with the case against Colemann Carver, 22, on charges related to the death of Finnegan Daly frustrated prosecutors. […]

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A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

DACONO — On a May night just after the end of the school year, 13-year-old Von Mercado opened a Snapchat video call and set his cellphone on the ground in his backyard. Then he climbed a ladder next to a tree and stepped off.  The girl he had a crush on, the one who had […]

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A Snapchat leads police to reopen investigation of CSU student’s death and raises questions about gun violence

In his senior year at Colorado State University, as part of an internship application, Finnegan Daly sat down to list his goals for the future. He wanted to travel abroad, land a job as a financial adviser and buy a house. Three to five years down the road, he hoped to run a marathon, become […]