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Prosecutor: Woody Creek teen may have assaulted 10 girls
Prosecutor: Woody Creek teen may have assaulted 10 girls

March 18, 2019

A Woody Creek teenager already charged with sexually assaulting four girls may have as many as 10 total victims, a prosecutor said Friday in Pitkin County District Court. The allegations against the 17-year-old came to...









Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty
Colorado lawmakers consider ending little-used death penalty

March 8, 2019

Democrats who control Colorado’s Legislature acted quickly on a bill to repeal the state’s little-used death penalty, with the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing the legislation just two days after it was introduced. The committee voted...


Grand Junction man convicted of shooting, killing wife
Grand Junction man convicted of shooting, killing wife

March 8, 2019

A Colorado man has been found guilty in the shooting death of his wife. The Daily Sentinel reported Thursday that 38-year-old Kalab Prettyman was convicted of second-degree murder for the January 2018 death of Melissa Prettyman. A...


Alleged Aspen jewelry thief faces Calif. charges

March 8, 2019

A Russian woman extradited to Aspen last week in connection with a $95,000 jewelry robbery in 2017 also is wanted in California on burglary, theft and conspiracy charges, according to police documents. Mayya Kvek, 46,...


Two former Aspen residents sent to prison for drug-trafficking
Two former Aspen residents sent to prison for drug-trafficking

March 6, 2019

Two former Aspen residents were sentenced to multi-year terms in federal prison Tuesday for distributing cocaine and methamphetamines, according to a news release. Oscar Mora-Campos, 45, and Jose Chica-Orellana, in his late 30s or early...





Olivo-Tellez’ fate in Garfield County jury’s hands
Olivo-Tellez’ fate in Garfield County jury’s hands

February 28, 2019

The jury is scheduled to begin deliberations first thing Friday to decide whether Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 29, is guilty of first-degree murder or a lesser homicide charge for the death of his estranged wife, Blanca Salas-Jurado....


Defense rests in Glenwood Springs murder trial
Defense rests in Glenwood Springs murder trial

February 27, 2019

Defense attorneys for Gustavo Olivo-Tellez concluded their case Wednesday on the 11th day of the trial for the murder of Blanca Salas-Jurado in October 2016. Olivo-Tellez, 29, informed the court Wednesday afternoon that he would...