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District Attorney Colleen Truden said Thursday she did nothing wrong while in office and blamed her critics and the media for her historic recall Tuesday.They ran a beautiful, textbook, classic smear campaign from the beginning. You guys helped them and based on what I saw today (in news articles) it continues, she said.We have had numerous accomplishments that have gone unrecognized, unnoticed.Truden, the first district attorney ever to be recalled in Colorado, was dismissive at the lopsided vote against her. About four out of five voters favored her recall, as they also elected Martin Beeson to replace her.
Eric Stoneman has a court hearing next week that may decide his future.On Thursday, Stonemans attorneys, public defenders Greg Greer and Jim Conway, as well as Assistant District Attorney Vince Felletter met with chief District Court Judge Peter Craven to set a date for what Felletter characterized as a plea bargain hearing on Dec. 22.On July 20, Stoneman shot and killed 9-year-old Taylor DeMarco, in a mobile home in Battlement Mesa.Felletter said he and the public defenders have been in discussions about negotiating (a plea bargain). Were close.Stoneman has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, and if convicted, faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
For Rob Trebesh, Dec. 16, 1985 was just another work day. Trebesh, an engineer at Rocky Mountain Natural Gas in Glenwood Springs, the central office for the propane distributing company, was at his desk at about 9 a.m. when he heard an unusual whistling sound. At first he thought it was escaping air from a high-pressure hose used in the maintenance shop below his second floor office.The next thing I knew I saw a wall of flame come up in front of me, he said. In that instant, he felt himself rising toward the ceiling or coming down, he couldnt tell which. Then all was blackness.
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