A Colorado Springs jury is considering the evidence in the case of a local man accused of murdering his elderly father, according to a recent article in the Colorado Springs Gazette. The 32-year-old Colorado Springs resident was charged with second-degree murder and tampering with evidence after police found his father’s body in a trash can outside their house.
According to the defendant, he came home and found that someone had beaten his father to death on their porch. Not wanting to leave the disposal of his father’s remains to someone else, he placed his father’s body in a nearby trash can, and then called 911. An autopsy showed that his father had been beaten in the head. At trial, the man’s attorneys pointed out that the police missed several key clues that might have led them to the killer.
The prosecution’s version of the story was that the man had beaten his father to death with a rake, which has not been found. According to the prosecution, the man then put his father’s body in the trash can, took a shower, changed his shoes, and then called emergency services.
Criminal charges mean serious consequences for the person accused, even if the charges are not proved in court. This is especially true in the case of charges for violent crimes, which can result in the loss of jobs, professional licenses, friends, and present other life-long consequences. Colorado Springs murder defense attorney Timothy Bussey has the experience to defend your legal rights in court if you face charges for a violent offense. He will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Call The Bussey Law Firm P.C. today at 719-475-2555 for a free and confidential consultation.