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Lance Benzel

Legal Affairs reporter

Lance Benzel covers legal affairs for The Gazette, with a focus on the criminal courts, and also writes a monthly mountain biking column entitled "Rider in Residence." He joined the newspaper's staff in 2008 after previous stops in Billings, Mont., central North Carolina and Chicago.

Former horse breeder Sherri Brunzell must report by 7 p.m. Thursday to begin serving a 60-day jail sentence she was initially given in August 2015. (Screen grab courtesy of KKTV)
Matthew Houston, 27, was arrested on suspicion of complicity to first-degree murder. Photo courtesy Colorado Springs Police Department.
Raymond Demon Brown
The suspects were arrested outside the home on the 6300 block of La Plata Peak Drive following the 4:50 p.m. shooting, Colorado Springs police Lt. Howard Black said. (Ellie Mulder, The Gazette)
Maxwell Mayo Garihan.
Maxwell Garihan, 59, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Alan Havens, 57, and the attempted murder of his estranged wife.
Top row from left to right: Gustavo Marquez, 19; Diego Chacon, 18; Joseph Arthur Rodriquez, 18; Marco Antonio Garcia-Bravo, 20; Alexandra Marie Romero, 21. Bottom row from left to right: Endo Velarde, 17; Carlos Meza, 28; Breeana Dahlbert, 20; Angelita Prado, 21; Alander Wilson, 43. (By KKTV)