<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:06:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Wagon Man gets between father, son in hammer attack at Colorado Springs motel, wife says]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/wagon-man-gets-between-father-son-in-hammer-attack-at-colorado-springs-motel-wife-says/article/1550321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wagon-man-gets-between-father-son-in-hammer-attack-at-colorado-springs-motel-wife-says/article/1550321?custom_click=rss

Phillip Cargile, aka Wagon Man, had just wrapped up another day of pulling his wagon train down Colorado Springs streets with a sign reading "Be Positive" around his neck. He's been doing this since 2013, and his wife, who handed him a cold glass of Coca-Cola, wanted to know about his day.

They were chatting Thursday evening in their red van parked at the Garden of the Gods Motel on West Colorado Avenue, when they heard three loud honks from a car across the lot.

"We both looked through the back window and we knew something was up," said Phillip's wife, Cheryl "Wagon Lady" Cargile.

It was a fight that sent one man to the hospital and brought police to the motel around 6:45 p.m.

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They were chatting Thursday evening in their red van parked at the Garden of the Gods Motel on West Colorado Avenue, when they heard three loud honks from a car across the lot.

"We both looked through the back window and we knew something was up," said Phillip's wife, Cheryl "Wagon Lady" Cargile.

It was a fight that sent one man to the hospital and brought police to the motel around 6:45 p.m.]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:10:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Friend backs over woman in fatal crash in parking lot in north Colorado Springs]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/friend-backs-over-woman-in-fatal-crash-in-parking-lot-in-north-colorado-springs/article/1550307?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/friend-backs-over-woman-in-fatal-crash-in-parking-lot-in-north-colorado-springs/article/1550307?custom_click=rss

A 69-year-old woman was killed Friday afternoon when a good friend backed into her in a northeast Colorado Springs apartment complex, police said.

The woman, whose name was not released Friday pending notification of her family, was critically injured about 1:30 p.m. when her friend suddenly backed up at high speed and struck her in the parking lot of the Ironwood at Palmer Park complex. She died at the scene, Colorado Springs police said.

The man who police say hit her is 77 years old; his name was not released Friday.

The two had gone to lunch together earlier in the day and had been good friends for many years, said police Lt. Scott Schwall.

Police were questioning the man around 4 p.m. and said that while he

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The woman, whose name was not released Friday pending notification of her family, was critically injured about 1:30 p.m. when her friend suddenly backed up at high speed and struck her in the parking lot of the Ironwood at Palmer Park complex. She died at the scene, Colorado Springs police said.

The man who police say hit her is 77 years old; his name was not released Friday.

The two had gone to lunch together earlier in the day and had been good friends for many years, said police Lt. Scott Schwall.

Police were questioning the man around 4 p.m. and said that while he]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:10:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Man shot, killed by Boulder County sheriff's deputy ID'd]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/man-shot-killed-by-boulder-county-sheriffs-deputy-idd/article/1550327?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-shot-killed-by-boulder-county-sheriffs-deputy-idd/article/1550327?custom_click=rss

BOULDER — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by a Boulder County sheriff's deputy at a popular trailhead.

The county coroner's office identified the man Friday as 39-year-old Lue Vang, of Northglenn.

The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/T53J8q ) deputies were investigating after two people were reportedly abducted at gunpoint in Westminster. They tracked the suspect's cellphone to a trailhead in Eldorado Springs on Wednesday afternoon and saw a man in the back seat of a car with a gun pointed at the person in the front seat.

Prentup says the deputy fired one shot, killing the suspect. The men in the car were related.



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BOULDER — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed by a Boulder County sheriff's deputy at a popular trailhead.

The county coroner's office identified the man Friday as 39-year-old Lue Vang, of Northglenn.

The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/T53J8q ) deputies were investigating after two people were reportedly abducted at gunpoint in Westminster. They tracked the suspect's cellphone to a trailhead in Eldorado Springs on Wednesday afternoon and saw a man in the back seat of a car with a gun pointed at the person in the front seat.

Prentup says the deputy fired one shot, killing the suspect. The men in the car were related.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:06:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Fort Carson soldier convicted in theft of thousands of dollars in military equipment]]> BY KASSONDRA CLOOS The Gazette - http://gazette.com/fort-carson-soldier-convicted-in-theft-of-thousands-of-dollars-in-military-equipment/article/1550225?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fort-carson-soldier-convicted-in-theft-of-thousands-of-dollars-in-military-equipment/article/1550225?custom_click=rss

Jurors on Thursday found a former Fort Carson soldier guilty of stealing military equipment worth thousands of dollars from the post.

Torrence Hall was found guilty of stealing gear worth more than $20,000 but less than $100,000.

His trial began Monday in a 4th Judicial District courtroom when jurors were introduced to a huge cache of weapons parts, night-vision equipment and other gear that prosecutors say totaled more than $100,000 and was seized from his Fountain home in 2013.

Defense attorney Matt James argued the government couldn't prove the gear was stolen. The jury found Hall guilty on four of five counts.

Hall was remanded into custody following the verdict, but his attorney expected him to post bond



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Jurors on Thursday found a former Fort Carson soldier guilty of stealing military equipment worth thousands of dollars from the post.

Torrence Hall was found guilty of stealing gear worth more than $20,000 but less than $100,000.

His trial began Monday in a 4th Judicial District courtroom when jurors were introduced to a huge cache of weapons parts, night-vision equipment and other gear that prosecutors say totaled more than $100,000 and was seized from his Fountain home in 2013.

Defense attorney Matt James argued the government couldn't prove the gear was stolen. The jury found Hall guilty on four of five counts.

Hall was remanded into custody following the verdict, but his attorney expected him to post bond

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:41:43 -0600
<![CDATA[No suspects identified after driver shot in neck on highway]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/no-suspects-identified-after-driver-shot-in-neck-on-highway/article/1550305?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-suspects-identified-after-driver-shot-in-neck-on-highway/article/1550305?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — No suspects have been identified after a 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck as she drove on Interstate 25 near Fort Collins, authorities said Friday.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the Wednesday incident is linked to two other possible vehicle shootings.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, and Loveland police are investigating. They did not return calls seeking more details Friday.

Deputies said they no longer believe another incident, a window-breaking Tuesday on an inmate transport van on I-25, is related.



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FORT COLLINS — No suspects have been identified after a 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck as she drove on Interstate 25 near Fort Collins, authorities said Friday.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the Wednesday incident is linked to two other possible vehicle shootings.

The Weld County Sheriff's Office, Larimer County Sheriff's Office, and Loveland police are investigating. They did not return calls seeking more details Friday.

Deputies said they no longer believe another incident, a window-breaking Tuesday on an inmate transport van on I-25, is related.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman who allegedly threw rocks at Colorado Springs police, hit with stun gun, jailed]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/woman-who-allegedly-threw-rocks-at-colorado-springs-police-hit-with-stun-gun-jailed/article/1550281?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-who-allegedly-threw-rocks-at-colorado-springs-police-hit-with-stun-gun-jailed/article/1550281?custom_click=rss A woman who threw rocks at Colorado Springs police after a disturbance between friends and her husband was hit with a stun gun and later jailed early Friday morning, authorities said.

Annastasia Seufale, 27, threw one- to two-inch landscaping rocks at a police cruiserat a home on the 2300 block Lexington Village Drive just before 2 a.m., police said. The woman continued heaving rocks after an officer got out his car, police said.

Police told her to stop, but she "instead bent over to pick up more rocks," police said. An officer approached her and used his taser at the woman's back, police said.

In her attack, the woman also hit a neighbor's car with a rock, police said. The car sustained only minor damage.



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A woman who threw rocks at Colorado Springs police after a disturbance between friends and her husband was hit with a stun gun and later jailed early Friday morning, authorities said.

Annastasia Seufale, 27, threw one- to two-inch landscaping rocks at a police cruiserat a home on the 2300 block Lexington Village Drive just before 2 a.m., police said. The woman continued heaving rocks after an officer got out his car, police said.

Police told her to stop, but she "instead bent over to pick up more rocks," police said. An officer approached her and used his taser at the woman's back, police said.

In her attack, the woman also hit a neighbor's car with a rock, police said. The car sustained only minor damage.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:18:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused of pulling gun on woman in Colorado Springs drainage tunnel]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-pulling-gun-on-woman-in-colorado-springs-drainage-tunnel/article/1550291?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-pulling-gun-on-woman-in-colorado-springs-drainage-tunnel/article/1550291?custom_click=rss A disturbance in a drainage tunnel near downtown Colorado Springs led to the arrest of a 47-year-old man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Thursday, the police department reported Friday morning.

Andre Osmon, a two-time convicted felon, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of felony menacing, possession of a weapon by previous offender and miscellaneous drug charges, police said.

Police responded to the scene after Colorado Springs Utilities workers reported a domestic disturbance between a man and woman in the drainage tunnel near the intersection of Boulder Street and Farrs Court just after 9 a.m.

Officers found a handgun on the man, as well as methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the scene.



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A disturbance in a drainage tunnel near downtown Colorado Springs led to the arrest of a 47-year-old man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun Thursday, the police department reported Friday morning.

Andre Osmon, a two-time convicted felon, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of felony menacing, possession of a weapon by previous offender and miscellaneous drug charges, police said.

Police responded to the scene after Colorado Springs Utilities workers reported a domestic disturbance between a man and woman in the drainage tunnel near the intersection of Boulder Street and Farrs Court just after 9 a.m.

Officers found a handgun on the man, as well as methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the scene.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:33:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Mother charged in Colorado with giving marijuana brownie to son who jumped from window]]> Denver Post http://gazette.com/mother-charged-in-colorado-with-giving-marijuana-brownie-to-son-who-jumped-from-window/article/1550286?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mother-charged-in-colorado-with-giving-marijuana-brownie-to-son-who-jumped-from-window/article/1550286?custom_click=rss

The mother of a 19-year-old who was seriously injured last week leaping from a third-story window in Fort Collins after eating an edible marijuana brownie was arrested Thursday.

Fort Collins police said Julieane Jablonski, 38, was charged with tampering with a witness and providing marijuana to an underage person in connection with the incident, which occurred April 14.

Officials said the tampering charge, a Class 4 felony that led to Jablonski being booked into the Larimer County Jail, was prompted by Jablonski's actions after the incident.

Officials would not describe those allegations. Providing marijuana to an underage person is normally handled through a citation and is a Class 1 drug misdemeanor.



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The mother of a 19-year-old who was seriously injured last week leaping from a third-story window in Fort Collins after eating an edible marijuana brownie was arrested Thursday.

Fort Collins police said Julieane Jablonski, 38, was charged with tampering with a witness and providing marijuana to an underage person in connection with the incident, which occurred April 14.

Officials said the tampering charge, a Class 4 felony that led to Jablonski being booked into the Larimer County Jail, was prompted by Jablonski's actions after the incident.

Officials would not describe those allegations. Providing marijuana to an underage person is normally handled through a citation and is a Class 1 drug misdemeanor.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:11:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Dispute at Colorado Springs convenience store results in one shot]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/dispute-at-colorado-springs-convenience-store-results-in-one-shot/article/1550283?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dispute-at-colorado-springs-convenience-store-results-in-one-shot/article/1550283?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs man who shot another man in the arm over a dispute at a gas station in the city's northeast side Thursday morning was arrested, the police said.

Rustin Sparks, 37, was involved in an altercation with two men and a woman prior to his alleged shooting just after 8 a.m at the Shell Service Station at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard, police said. Sparks was found later in the evening and taken into custody, police said.

Sparks faces attempted murder and possessin of a weapon by a previous offender charges.

The victim, whose name was not released, suffered a non-life-threating gunshot wound, police said.



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A Colorado Springs man who shot another man in the arm over a dispute at a gas station in the city's northeast side Thursday morning was arrested, the police said.

Rustin Sparks, 37, was involved in an altercation with two men and a woman prior to his alleged shooting just after 8 a.m at the Shell Service Station at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard, police said. Sparks was found later in the evening and taken into custody, police said.

Sparks faces attempted murder and possessin of a weapon by a previous offender charges.

The victim, whose name was not released, suffered a non-life-threating gunshot wound, police said.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:35:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Dispute between father, son sends one to Colorado Springs hospital with head injuries from hammer]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/dispute-between-father-son-sends-one-to-colorado-springs-hospital-with-head-injuries-from-hammer/article/1550279?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dispute-between-father-son-sends-one-to-colorado-springs-hospital-with-head-injuries-from-hammer/article/1550279?custom_click=rss A man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly struck his father in the head with a hammer, the Colorado Springs police said.

Jason Arnold allegedly assaulted his father, Richard Arnold, inside a vehicle at the Garden of the Gods Motel on the 2000 block of West Colorado Avenue after a report of disturbance around 6:45 p.m.

The father suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries to the head and is expected to survive the attack, police said.



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A man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly struck his father in the head with a hammer, the Colorado Springs police said.

Jason Arnold allegedly assaulted his father, Richard Arnold, inside a vehicle at the Garden of the Gods Motel on the 2000 block of West Colorado Avenue after a report of disturbance around 6:45 p.m.

The father suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries to the head and is expected to survive the attack, police said.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:24:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist ticketed in Colorado Springs after crash, speeding]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/motorcyclist-ticketed-in-colorado-springs-after-crash-speeding/article/1550280?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/motorcyclist-ticketed-in-colorado-springs-after-crash-speeding/article/1550280?custom_click=rss A motorcycle rider was ticketed Thursday in Colorado Springs for careless driving after speeding about 40 mph above the speed limit on a city street and crashed into a SUV, the police said.

The man, who has not been identified, traveled about 80 mph on south Academy Boulevard just before 10 p.m. when he collided with a Nissan SUV, which was attempting to turn onto Rebecca Lane, witnesses told the Colorado Springs police.

The speed limit on Academy is 40 mph, police said.

The motorcycle rider was treated at a local hospital. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.



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A motorcycle rider was ticketed Thursday in Colorado Springs for careless driving after speeding about 40 mph above the speed limit on a city street and crashed into a SUV, the police said.

The man, who has not been identified, traveled about 80 mph on south Academy Boulevard just before 10 p.m. when he collided with a Nissan SUV, which was attempting to turn onto Rebecca Lane, witnesses told the Colorado Springs police.

The speed limit on Academy is 40 mph, police said.

The motorcycle rider was treated at a local hospital. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:54:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused in Monument Safeway shooting dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say]]> By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/man-accused-in-monument-safeway-shooting-dies-of-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound-police-say/article/1550243?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-in-monument-safeway-shooting-dies-of-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound-police-say/article/1550243?custom_click=rss

A 61-year-old man who was arrested last week on suspicion of shooting another man in the hand after a dispute at the Monument Safeway store committed suicide days later in his home, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Mark Gregory Brady, 61, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday evening at his house on the 16000 block of Gold Creek Drive in Monument, Monument police Lt. Steve Burk said. Police arrived at the scene around 6:40 p.m.

Police said Brady's wife was inside the home. He did not leave a note behind, police said.

On April 17, he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment after a confrontation at a Safeway at 624 W. Colorado 105 led to the



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A 61-year-old man who was arrested last week on suspicion of shooting another man in the hand after a dispute at the Monument Safeway store committed suicide days later in his home, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Mark Gregory Brady, 61, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday evening at his house on the 16000 block of Gold Creek Drive in Monument, Monument police Lt. Steve Burk said. Police arrived at the scene around 6:40 p.m.

Police said Brady's wife was inside the home. He did not leave a note behind, police said.

On April 17, he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment after a confrontation at a Safeway at 624 W. Colorado 105 led to the

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:09:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado driver shot in neck; similar incidents investigated]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/colorado-driver-shot-in-neck-similar-incidents-investigated/article/1550209?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-driver-shot-in-neck-similar-incidents-investigated/article/1550209?custom_click=rss

WINDSOR — A 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck while driving on a major highway in Colorado and investigators were trying to determine if the attack was related to three similar incidents in the area, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting on Wednesday night came a day after a sheriff's van transporting prisoners was hit by a projectile on Interstate 25 about 20 miles away, shattering a passenger window.

On Thursday, a driver in Weld County said his front driver's side window had been broken and might have been shot out near Interstate 76. Another man said his rear window was shattered Wednesday in Loveland.

No injuries were reported in those three incidents.

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WINDSOR — A 20-year-old woman was shot in the neck while driving on a major highway in Colorado and investigators were trying to determine if the attack was related to three similar incidents in the area, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting on Wednesday night came a day after a sheriff's van transporting prisoners was hit by a projectile on Interstate 25 about 20 miles away, shattering a passenger window.

On Thursday, a driver in Weld County said his front driver's side window had been broken and might have been shot out near Interstate 76. Another man said his rear window was shattered Wednesday in Loveland.

No injuries were reported in those three incidents.

The woman was shot in the neck on

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:33:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Crash closes U.S. Highway 24 at 21st Street]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/crash-closes-u.s.-highway-24-at-21st-street/article/1550239?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crash-closes-u.s.-highway-24-at-21st-street/article/1550239?custom_click=rss

Eastbound U.S. Highway 24 was closed temporarily Thursday evening at 21st Street for a crash involving injuries.

Details of the crash were unavailable, but at least one person was extricated from a vehicle, according to Colorado Springs police.

One person was unconscious but breathing when first responders arrived on scene, police said.

The Colorado Department of Transportation estimated the road closure would be at least 30 minutes.



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Eastbound U.S. Highway 24 was closed temporarily Thursday evening at 21st Street for a crash involving injuries.

Details of the crash were unavailable, but at least one person was extricated from a vehicle, according to Colorado Springs police.

One person was unconscious but breathing when first responders arrived on scene, police said.

The Colorado Department of Transportation estimated the road closure would be at least 30 minutes.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:20:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Judge in Colorado theater shooting case won't move trial]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/judge-in-colorado-theater-shooting-case-wont-move-trial/article/1550238?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/judge-in-colorado-theater-shooting-case-wont-move-trial/article/1550238?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity.

District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order Thursday that he's confident the 12 jurors and 12 alternates selected this month in the trial of James Holmes are fair and impartial. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Arapahoe County, just south of Denver, where the shooting took place.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the July 2012 attack.



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CENTENNIAL — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied defense attorneys' longstanding request to move the death penalty trial to another county, saying he would have to search outside the state and perhaps even the country to find jurors who haven't been exposed to extensive publicity.

District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. said in an order Thursday that he's confident the 12 jurors and 12 alternates selected this month in the trial of James Holmes are fair and impartial. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in Arapahoe County, just south of Denver, where the shooting took place.

Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the July 2012 attack.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:15:03 -0600