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Jury convicts 83-year-old man of killing wife, daughter with ax inside apartment

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On June 28, 2024, an Arapahoe County jury found Reginald L. Maclaren, 83, guilty in the double-homicide of his wife and disabled daughter.... Read More Jury convicts 83-year-old man of killing wife, daughter with ax inside apartment

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

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