Gallegos attempted murder trial set for 14 days in April, early May |

Gallegos attempted murder trial set for 14 days in April, early May

John Colson
Post Independent staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A jury trial has been set for April and early May in the attempted murder case against Toby Gallegos, stemming from a stabbing incident outside a downtown bar in Glenwood Springs more than a year ago.

Ninth Judicial District Judge Denise Lynch set aside 14 days for the trial, over the course of four weeks, from April 9 through May 2, 2012.

Gallegos, 28, of Glenwood Springs, is charged with second-degree attempted murder and first degree assault with a deadly weapon, over a Sept. 26, 2010, fight in the 800 block of an alley between Grand and Colorado avenues.

Gallegos was initially represented by the public defender’s office.

Earlier this year, however, the court deemed him ineligible for a public defender because he earns too much money on his job in the natural gas industry.

He now is to be represented by local private attorney Garth McCarty as the case heads to trial.

The prosecution is in the hands of Chief Deputy District Attorney Jim Leuthauser.

Facing two class-three felonies, Gallegos could, if convicted, spend four to 12 years in prison, with a possible maximum sentence of 16 years per count if the judge rules the crimes involved aggravating circumstances.

Gallegos remains free on $15,000 bond while awaiting trial.

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