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Mother sentenced to 84 years in prison for daughter’s murder

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On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, Judge Joseph Whitfield sentenced Alexus Nelson, 28, to 84 years in prison for the 2023 murder of her... Read More Mother sentenced to 84 years in prison for daughter’s murder

Jury convicts Aurora man in 2022 quadruple homicide

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On May 16, 2024, an Arapahoe County jury found Joseph Castorena, 22, guilty on all four counts of First-Degree Murder after Deliberation... Read More Jury convicts Aurora man in 2022 quadruple homicide

Driver involved in fatal crash receives maximum prison sentence after failing to appear for sentencing

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On May 7, 2024, Douglas County Judge Ryan J. Stuart sentenced David Lucero, 40, to 18 years in prison for killing a woman in a crash back... Read More Driver involved in fatal crash receives maximum prison sentence after failing to appear for sentencing

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