Reading from the Voice Media empire: We’ve finally learned the identity of the person who pleaded guilty in 2011 to killing his parents, Charles and Marilyn Long, and wounding two siblings when he was just twelve years old. He’s Gedeon Long, now nineteen, and a judge has approved his transfer to what’s referred to as a “less secure facility” in advance of his scheduled release from juvenile detention this time next year. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Shawn Geerdes has been ordered to spend 144 years in prison for murder and arson in the death of Jason Dosa, his partner in a cannabis business. The length of the sentence speaks to the brutality of the crime, Geerdes’s hefty previous criminal history and the determination of the 18th Judicial District DA’s office, headed by a gubernatorial candidate who definitely doesn’t feel a need for weed. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: An investigation has concluded that a principal and a psychologist at an elementary school violated district policies in their response to one student’s alleged threat to shoot another. But the mother of the targeted student, who only learned of the threat months after it was reported to school officials, questions whether the “corrective actions” taken in the case go far enough. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: Tanner Flores, nineteen, has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Ashley Doolittle, his girlfriend, in June 2016. Flores killed Doolittle near his home , then transported her body across the state in his truck before being arrested. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: As demonstrated by a racially charged protest gone fatally wrong in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists have no shame. But if they did, they’d probably be humiliated by even the slightest association with Colorado’s own Joshua Witt, who claimed to have been stabbed because of his resemblance to a neo-Nazi, only to later admit that the wound was self-inflicted. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A former first-year college student is suing over what his complaint describes as “false allegations of non-consensual sexual contact” with a fellow freshman that led to his expulsion. The suit is at least the second of its type filed against the university in the past two years, and the attorney handling both cases accuses the school of using a procedure that is patently unfair to those accused of such offenses and gives them little opportunity to defend themselves. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: The dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries that took place during an October 1 shooting by Stephen Paddock during a Jason Aldean appearance outside the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas have made the event the deadliest of its kind in U.S. history, but the incident is hardly isolated. In the five-plus years since July 20, 2012, when twelve people were killed and seventy were injured during James Holmes’s attack at the Century 16 theater in Aurora Colorado, at least 1,864 mass shootings have taken place, according to online estimates. Westword has the story.
Reading from the Voice Media empire: A city plans to purchase PT’s All Nude II, a defunct strip club, for $1.3 million, in an effort to spur an economic revival in the area. The building was shuttered in 2016 because of numerous public safety issues, with the most prominent among them being a September 2015 murder on an evening promoted as #SelfieSaturday. Westword has the story.