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Courts roundup: Evidence still being assessed in Glenwood Springs murder case

Trevor Torreyson

Attorneys in the Trevor Torreyson murder case are still in the process of reviewing evidence and asked for another continuance in Garfield District Court on Tuesday.

Torreyson, 43, remains in the Garfield County Jail on $1 million bond, facing first-degree murder charges for the June 20 beating death of Keith Richard Wayne, 56, of Glenwood Springs. Both men are well-known within the local homeless community.

On June 20 between 8 and 9 a.m., police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a man lying in a pool of blood outside an office building west of the Glenwood Springs Mall. The man, later identified as Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Torreyson was arrested that night after a Glenwood Springs police officer recognized an article of clothing near the victim's body in a photo shared with officers during a shift change.

On Tuesday, prosecutors with the 9th District Attorney's Office and Torreyson's defense attorney agreed on a continuance until Dec. 11, as both sides asked Chief Judge James Boyd for more time to review additional pieces of discovery from the case.

FATAL BIKE-CAR ACCIDENT

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Julie Broze, 50, also appeared in District Court Tuesday with her attorney, and had her vehicular homicide case continued until Dec. 11.

Broze is accused of drinking and driving before a late-night crash June 2 that killed a 54-year-old bike rider in south Glenwood Springs.

According to court documents, just before midnight on June 2, Broze was traveling north through the 27th Street intersection of South Glen Avenue (Highway 82) when her vehicle hit and killed Scott William Adams of Glenwood Springs.

As previously reported by the Post Independent, dashboard camera footage from a passing motorist headed in the other direction appeared to confirm that the bicyclist crossed the intersection heading east against the traffic light.

homecoming night threat

Cesar Esau Membreno, 18, also appeared with his attorney in District Court Tuesday on charges of felony menacing stemming from a threatening incident outside of Glenwood Springs High School's homecoming dance in October.

According to affidavits filed with the court, Membreno allegedly made threatening comments to a group of students in what the suspect later told police was a fit of jealousy over a girl.

During the altercation, Membreno claimed to possess a gun in his backpack and later made threatening comments in a phone call to his girlfriend. The confrontation led to a "lockout" at the school in which students had to remain in the building until Membreno was arrested, at 1:25 a.m.

Prosecutors with the Office of the District Attorney, 9th Judicial District and Membreno's defense agreed to a continuance in the case set for Dec. 18 at 8:15 a.m.

mabennett@postindependent.com