February 27, 2013 2:38 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The teenage suspect of a double homicide that claimed the lives of a Fort Carson Soldier and his pregnant wife may be tried as a juvenile rather than as an adult. Macyo January, 17, is accused of shooting and killing SSG David Dunlap and his wife Whitney... more »
February 6, 2013 11:02 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering whether to make it tougher for defendants to be found not guilty by reason of insanity, prompted in part by the mass killings at a movie theater last summer. A bill up for debate in a legislative committee Wednesday would require defense lawyers... more »
January 30, 2012 10:52 PM
On Monday, 27 year old Neysha Hall-Gonzalez shakes her head and cries in an emotional response to an El Paso County judge reading her list of charges. The young mother stands accused of trying to kill her 3 year old son.
It all happened Saturday when investigators say she... more »
January 30, 2012 2:22 PM
Attorneys in the Detra Farries case sorted through a series of last minute motions each aimed at putting their side in a better position as the case heads to trial later this week. Farries is charged with 11 counts including aggravated manslaughter for the dragging death of tow truck driver... more »
December 13, 2011 12:15 AM
27 year old Melissa Alexander is accused killing her boyfriend's 1 year old baby daughter. It happened back in November when police say the baby was found unconscious and not breathing while in Alexander's care. The baby died this weekend and now Alexander faces 1st degree murder charges. As awful... more »
November 8, 2011 12:34 AM
22 year old Henry Armijo, wanted for stealing several guns, was holed up inside an apartment building near Vickers and Union Tuesday evening. "He did not come out. He would not come in to contact with us but it was confirmed he was inside the apartment." explains Sgt. Dennis Juhl... more »
October 22, 2011 6:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - A U.S. District Court judge is threatening to send U.S. marshals into Denver city offices to seize records sought in an excessive-force lawsuit filed against Denver police.
The Denver Post reports that Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane Friday told a city attorney that... more »
October 22, 2011 1:43 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man already sentenced to life without parole for the murder a 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to an additional 48 years for a brutal attacking on another woman.
The Fort Collins Coloradan reports Travis Forbes was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to... more »
June 9, 2011 1:25 PM
Both the prosecution and defense have finished their closing arguments in the first degree murder trial of Logan McClelland. The jury now has the task of coming up with a verdict. more »
May 28, 2011 2:10 PM
DENVER (AP) - A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a Colorado man who gave a state trooper the finger in April.
Saying it's free speech to give officers the finger, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement late Friday that it asked the case... more »
May 25, 2011 11:30 PM
A Colorado Springs Police Officer has had his badge and now his pay lifted. Officer Joshua Carrier is suspected of committing over 15 crimes involving children.
Carrier was initially arrested on May 11th for child porn. Just days later police dropped another bombshell... Carrier was also suspected of sexually... more »
May 23, 2011 12:42 PM
Detra Farries' preliminary hearing has just wrapped up at the EL Paso County courthouse. The judge has ruled there is enough evidence to go forward with the trail so the case has been bound over. more »
May 4, 2011 6:35 PM
A bill at the state capitol is on a fast track to putting our government into the bail bond business. Senate Bill 186 , which passed on Wednesday, is sponsored by state senator John Morse (D) Colorado Springs and would establish a state run alternative bond program.
Morse says... more »
May 1, 2011 12:56 PM
It's something we do every ten years, but that doesn't mean when the time comes around participants are any less contentious. Now with a new population count following the 2010 Census, it's time to redraw Colorado's Congressional District lines to account for population shifts.
Legislators will have their chance... more »
April 25, 2011 9:01 PM
Friday a man was shot in Colorado Springs. He eventually died. The person behind the gun was a Colorado Springs Police Officer.
To shoot or not to shoot is a choice no officer wants to make. Colorado Springs Police train to make the decision regularly. Part of that training... more »
April 24, 2011 11:41 PM
It's a scene becoming all too familiar across the country. Police officers are getting killed at an alarming rate. Already this year 63 officers have been died in the line of duty nationally. 30 of those officers were killed by gunfire. "I'm very deeply concerned for the safety not only... more »
April 18, 2011 7:45 PM
It's tough to tell where and when you could be the victim of a violent crime. But new data from the Colorado Springs Police Department given to News First 5 shows where violent crimes are happening in the city. "In a city this size you're always going to have hot... more »
April 7, 2011 12:26 AM
After a month long trial, 15 year old Daniel Gudino was convicted of trying to kill his mother back in 2009. But the jury could not agree on a first degree murder conviction in his nine year old brother, Ulysses'' death. Wednesday before he was to be sentenced, Gudino's 1st... more »
March 21, 2011 5:57 PM
A Calhan man admitted in court Monday to sexually assaulting his step granddaughter on multiple occassions dating back several years. John Cullyford, 70, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a class 3 felony.
He was taken in... more »
March 13, 2011 3:55 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado Democratic lawmakers want to limit the number of mentally ill inmates who are placed in solitary confinement.
State Sen. Morgan Carroll and Rep. Claire Levy say their bill is needed to lower the recidivism rate for inmates with mental health problems who are placed... more »
March 12, 2011 4:22 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A woman who told police she was playing games on Facebook when her 13-month-old son drowned in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to negligent child abuse in a plea agreement.
Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Johnson of Evans entered her plea Friday in Weld County District Court in... more »
February 22, 2011 10:53 PM
A 2 month old baby boy is dead. His baby sitter, a recently discharged soldier with a 2 month old of his own has been charged with the murder. 23 year old George Peters made his first appearance before a judge Tuesday charged with first degree murder for the death... more »
February 16, 2011 11:12 PM
Early Saturday morning, Linda Sanchez received a call no mother ever wants to get. "She said I hate to tell you this over the phone but we found your son dead." explains Sanchez. Her son, 38 year old Cleveland Flood, an inmate at the Sterling Correctional Facility was found dead... more »
February 14, 2011 8:08 PM
In 2010 murders were down in the City of Pueblo. "Last year whether you want to call it luck, or by the grace of God or karma, we had one homicide." explains Capt. Dayton Robinson with Pueblo PD.
In a city that averages about 6 murders a year it... more »
January 30, 2011 12:20 PM
DENVER (AP) - Facing a prosecutor without an attorney, truck driver Ryan Weaver says he pleaded guilty to a crime he didn't commit because he thought he didn't have much of a choice.
"Basically, the way they put it, if you didn't take it (a plea deal), you could... more »
January 22, 2011 11:19 PM
A string of bank robberies have cops puzzled on who the suspect could be. The latest came Saturday afternoon at a TCF Bank near North Academy and Austin Bluffs. "At about 12:26 a man came in to the TCF Bank on 4330 North Academy and held up the teller at... more »
January 22, 2011 10:42 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A former Louisville woman serving a 16-year sentence for her infant son's death is seeking a new trial on claims that she was so emotionally abused and manipulated by her husband and his family that she couldn't adequately defend herself.
The request for a new... more »
January 10, 2011 8:44 PM
We have new information surrounding the two people discovered dead in a home on Skyway Blvd. in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Police tell us a wife killed her husband in an apparent murder suicide.
Colorado Springs Police have identified the couple as 44 year old Pamela Sevey and... more »
January 4, 2011 11:33 PM
A controversial program is taking root in Colorado's jails. It's called Secure Communities and it's designed to check a person's immigration status. On Tuesday Governor Bill Ritter announced that Colorado will join 35 other states in the federal program aimed at identifying illegal immigrants when they're booked into jails.
... more »
December 27, 2010 7:22 PM
A Colorado Springs man accused of killing his girlfriend's puppy in a fit of anger appeared in court Monday afternoon. 25 year old Christopher Blackstone has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, felony criminal mischief and harassment. His bond is set at $10,000
Police say it all... more »
December 22, 2010 1:14 AM
Phillip Greaves, the author of the controversial "Pedophile's Guide to Love and Passion" says he's not in the wrong after he was arrested at his Pueblo home and extradited to Florida on felony obscenity charges. "I was not the one who solicited the material to be sent to Florida. And... more »
December 8, 2010 11:37 PM
77 year old Aylais Oliver has been found not guilty of the 1st or 2nd degree murder of his son Keith Oliver back on Thanksgiving of 2009. Instead, a jury Wednesday found Oliver guilty of manslaughter.
According to court documents, the father and son had been in a day... more »
December 1, 2010 7:08 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins police officer accused of lying in the investigation in a botched murder case is asking a judge to throw out the charges against him.
Defense attorneys say prosecutors withheld information from the grand jury that indicted Lt. James Broderick. They argued... more »
November 14, 2010 11:00 PM
Three Fort Carson soldiers were arrested early Saturday morning after a failed burglary attempt at a south eastern Colorado Springs medical marijuana facility. "They busted the doorknob off with a hammer and then they jimmied the door open." explains Rocky Road Remedies shop owner Renze Waddington, "But the locking mechanism... more »
November 1, 2010 3:05 PM
DENVER (AP) - Lawyers for a California man who pleaded guilty to lying about getting a military medal are arguing that falsehoods sometimes have value.
The case is one of two challenging the federal Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim to be a war... more »
June 8, 2010 5:45 PM
The city of Fort Collins has approved a $5.9 million lawsuit by a man who served nearly 10 years in prison for murder before he was released based on DNA evidence.
The settlement announced Tuesday brings to $10 million the amount Tim Masters has received from his lawsuit against... more »
February 22, 2010 6:26 PM
Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into statehouses and courtrooms across the country.
Proponents of unpasteurized dairy products are pushing to make them easier for consumers to buy.
Supporters of the raw milk cause say the pasteurization process of heating milk to... more »
October 7, 2009 7:21 PM
After years of neglect, some public tennis courts throughout the city of Pueblo have become deserted wastelands. The City Parks Department has closed six of its nine locations, despite recommendations to add more courts. More than a third of the city's tennis courts have been declared closed because the concrete... more »