A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a woman’s murder in Colorado Springs. Her body was discovered lying face down in a ditch by a school bus driver on February 10. According to this news report in the Denver Post, the suspect was arrested for investigation of first-degree murder in Colorado. He was also charged with possession of a weapon by a previous offender. The suspect apparently also has prior convictions for illegal drug possession and assault from a separate case in 2006, the news article states.
Under Colorado law, Penal Code section (18-3-102) states: “A person commits the crime of murder in the first degree if after deliberation and with intent to cause the death of a person other than himself, he causes the death of that person or of another person.” In Colorado, murder is considered a Class 1 felony. If convicted of a Colorado first-degree murder, there are only two possibilities – death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Felony crimes such as murder, homicide, robbery, rape, sexual assault and aggravated assault are serious crimes with extremely serious consequences. If you have been charged with murder or homicide, you need a skilled Colorado criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights, work hard to get you acquitted, or reduce your charges.
The stakes are extremely high in murder cases. Your life depends on it. If you or someone you love has been accused of murder of any other violent crime in Colorado Springs, please contact the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.