Sep 15, 2010 2:09 PM by Greg Boyce

Man arrested in death of his father

 Las Animas man faces charges in the death of his father.

Police were called to a home in the 900 block of Vine in Las Animas Monday afternoon on a report of an out of control man.  Officers said Joe Lucero, 78, had received injuries to his head and hip.  He was taken to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center and later moved via helicopter to Swedish Hospital in Denver.  Lucero died the next day.

His son, Joey Lucero, 36, was arrested on inital charges of assault and menacing and will likely face more charges.

This case is currently under investigation.

Any one with information concerning this case is asked to call the Las Animas Police Department at (719) 456-1313.



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