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  • Colorado Springs family shaken by home invasion

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Armed men wearing bandannas and trench coats broke into a home in Colorado Springs Friday evening, police said. A home invasion on the 1000 block of Montrose Avenue, near Southgate Road, about 6:30 p.m. left a family "visibly shaken," Colorado Springs police said. According to...

  • Court roundup: Springs man pleads guilty in killing; man in court hate-crime case

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    One defendant pleads guilty in stabbing death One of two men accused of stabbing a man to death in July pleaded guilty to second-degree murder this week, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. David Harris, 31, of Colorado Springs, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to...

  • Colorado Springs couple accused of decorating yard with stolen holiday decorations

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gaztte.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Police said they thwarted two Grinches on Friday. A husband and wife were arrested around 5 p.m.after allegedly stealing holiday decorations, and then displaying the pilfered goods in their own front yard, police said.
Jeremy Lewallan, 18, and his wife, Carrie Lewallan, 42,, were...

  • Aurora theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial....

  • Colorado Springs man convicted of sexual assault

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was found guilty Friday of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man in April. A jury convicted Justin Hatfield, 39, of sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact after a week-long trial. During opening statements Tuesday, the victim, now 20, told...

  • Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, soliciting prostitution

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier who allegedly strangled a 21-year-old woman he met for escort services last month has been arrested, according to Colorado Springs police. Nilark Bates, 22, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder and soliciting prostitution, according to court...

  • Colorado Springs man testifies in sex assault case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    What a victim described in court as a night of terror and sexual assault was remembered fondly Thursday as an evening of consensual romance by the alleged attacker. Justin Hatfield, 39, is on trial for sex assault charges brought in April when a then-19-year-old who works at a...

  • Colorado Springs man to police: Pipe bombs for 'home protection'

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A Colorado Springs man arrested after pipe bombs were found in his apartment unit Wednesday night told police he made the bombs for "home protection" and that he had mental problems, according to court documents. According to Andy Marrero's arrest affidavit, police officers searching...

  • $3M settlement reached in Colorado inmate's death

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    DENVER — The Colorado Department of Corrections has reached a $3 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards ignored his seizures. Christopher Lopez's ordeal was captured on a six-hour video after guards at the San Carlos Correctional Facility in...

  • Man arrested after explosives found in Colorado Springs apartment

    BY LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The discovery of pipe bombs in an apartment Wednesday afternoon prompted the evacuation of the building, Colorado Springs police said. Andy Marrero, 33, of Colorado Springs was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive device. Police responded to Point of View Apartments...

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