Browsing: Homicide

ever.valles.mug.shotBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The case has garnered national attention, especially in the conservative press, thanks to the revelation that Ever Valles, who’s from Mexico, was released by the sheriff’s department after his arrest for another crime despite his being targeted for deportation. Two months later, he was arrested for his role in a murder. Westword has the story.

christopher.bryant.and.daughter.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Four years after the brutal murder of 22-year-old Christopher Bryant Jr. outside an Aurora sports bar and the serious wounding of his friend, Demetrey Adams, the last of three people charged in the shooting has finally been sentenced. Daeshaun Howard, who is now 22, is the second conspirator to be given life without the possibility of parole for a crime that prosecutors say took place after Bryant danced with a woman who’d been with Howard and company. Westword has the story.

richard.kirk.facebook.large.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard Kirk has been sentenced to thirty years in prison for murdering his wife, Kristine Kirk, nearly three years ago, shortly after he’d consumed a marijuana edible. During the hearing at which this punishment was formalized, Kirk implied that the pot candy had spurred the killing, saying, “I had no idea how it would affect me…. I’m so sorry that I became the monster that I was supposed to protect them from.” But a major cannabis business organization maintains that legal marijuana actually reduces crime instead of increasing it. Westword has the story.

kirsten.russell.lockett.richard.lockett.facebook.1Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard stabbed his wife to death in the home of her brother, where she’d taken refuge along with her five kids. Days before, police believe Richard kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. But while this tragedy didn’t fall through the cracks, plenty of other examples of domestic violence do — and one person is trying to prevent it from happening. Westword has the story.

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