Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: A new lawsuit claims the medical staff at county detention center was so sure inmate Jeremy Laintz was faking an illness, despite plentiful evidence to the contrary, that they nearly let him die. And while he lived through his ordeal after he was placed in a medically induced coma and choppered to a major facility, he lost part of a lung, six toes and suffered other debilitating injuries that could have been prevented if he’d simply been given antibiotics a week or two earlier. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Police have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a triple homicide last month near a major interchange where members of the local homeless community copngregated. Maurice Butler has been named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of Nicole Boston, 28, Jerome Coronado, 39, and Christopher Zamudio, 45. Here are the details. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Prosecutors have announced that the fourteen-year-old suspect in an August 28 shooting outside a middle school has been charged with felony first-degree assault and a misdemeanor gun-possession count in juvenile court. But with the victim still in critical condition more than a week after the incident, a spokesperson for the DA is noncommittal about a possible transfer to adult court should the situation change. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Research conducted as part of the proposal to end breed-specific legislation in one community offers a strong argument for why pit bulls shouldn’t be singled out for prohibition. According to statistics for town in the area, several other types of dogs, including some of the favorite breeds in America, are much more likely to bite people, and bite them severely, than are pit bulls. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: George Roloff and fellow inmate Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon City, prompting a statewide alert. But Tanner was soon recaptured, followed a short time later by Roloff, who’d earned a sentence of more than 150 years for a bizarre crime spree he said was prompted in part by a fear of witchcraft. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Jeffrey Lillis was a former heroin addict who died of pneumonia in county jail. The case is one of three current complaints in the state regarding inmate deaths at facilities that contract health-care services to private corporations attorney David Lane accuses of putting profits ahead of proper care. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: When Drew Gould first read on Snapchat that his best friend, Reese Grant-Cobb, had been stabbed and killed, he thought it was a joke. He and his football teammates in high school often used “RIP” after someone got roasted by jokes on social media. But this post was no joke. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The shooting of a student outside a middle school led to chaos and confusion, with the local school district prematurely announcing that a suspect was in custody and the new police chief repeatedly calling the institution by a name that hadn’t been used since 2011 during a press conference steps away from the campus. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: The life of inmate Lindsay Saunders-Velez, a nineteen-year-old transgender woman, has been a living hell since she was transferred from a center for juvenile females to a men’s prison. Even though she’s been raped twice in a matter of months, Department of Corrections officials refuse to transfer her to a female institution or even back to her previous pod at the men’s facility, where she had friends who supported her. Westword has the story.