Trial over Thanksgiving Day standoff ends with conviction for Denver man

The Sky-Hi News is reporting that a Grand County jury has found Brian Wilson guilty on all 24 charges stemming from a 2008 Thanksgiving Day standoff with police in Winter Park.  He has now been convicted on 5 counts of attempted murder with deliberate indifference, 6 counts of felony menacing, 2 counts of obstructing police, 3 counts of prohibited use of a weapon, obstructing a highway, driving under the influence and DUI per se.  More significantly, Wilson was convicted on 5 counts of committing a crime of violence, which will enhance the penalties for the attempted murder charges.

Wilson, 53, of Denver, faces 16 – 24 years in prison on each attempted murder count.

Wilson did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Arapahoe jury convicts sex offender | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Steven Matthew Cook, 42, was convicted last week on 28 counts of sexual exploitation, sex assault, indecent exposure and other charges involving minors.  The incidents took place in Arapahoe County between October 1, 1999 and March 13, 2004 with victims younger than 15. 

Cook was previously convicted and sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in 2006.  An appeals court, however, reversed the original conviction and ordered a new trial, ruling that certain testimony should not have been allowed.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 13, 2010.

Cook did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Colorado State Trooper charged with drunk driving, BAC twice legal limit | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies made a shocking DUI arrest on Monday.

Concerned motorists reported the erratic driving behavior of a Colorado State Trooper who was in his marked police cruiser.  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies intercepted the vehicle, made a traffic stop, and identified the driver as David Dolan, a 21-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol.  Dolan, 49, was in uniform at the time of the arrest.

Trooper Dolan was taken to the police station where he provided a breath sample of .194—more than twice the legal limit in the state of Colorado.

Dolan was charged with driving under the influence, and prohibited use of weapons.  He was released on bond, and a hearing is set for this coming Monday.

Dolan did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Denver man arrested for pimping teenage girl | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that 33-year-old Adam Gurule was arrested today and charged with pimping out a young teenage female at a Denver home.  Details of the case are not being released in an effort to protect the identity of the teen victim.

Last October, Gurule was arrested for pandering of a child by arrangement and pimping of a child.  No charges were ever filed in those cases.

Gurule did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Teenagers rob Good Samaritan, strike in head with hammer | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that three Colorado Springs teenagers are being held in connection with the aggravated robbery of a 35 year-old woman. The incident occurred on Saturday in Colorado Springs. 

The teens, a 17 year-old boy, 14 year-old girl, and 12 year-old girl convinced the Good Samaritan to give them a ride to an apartment complex.  When they arrived, the trio coaxed the woman out of the car.  They then struck the Good Samaritan in the head with a hammer multiple times.  She fell to the ground and the attack continued with kicks to her body.  The trio fled in the victim’s vehicle.

The Good Samaritan quickly reported the incident.  Police recovered the vehicle, arrested all three teens, and located a hammer within the boy’s possession.

The trio did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Undercover sting results in Eagle County morphine bust | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Joshua Thurston, of Eagle County, was arrested on Tuesday for selling morphine.  Thurston, 27, has been charged with possession and distribution of a narcotic.  He allegedly sold a quantity of morphine pills to undercover police officers from his Eagle County home.

Thurston is being held in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

Thurston did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Love triangle ends in murder conviction | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Norberto Abundez of Ft. Lupton was convicted on Tuesday for the murder of his cousin, Jesus Abundez-Plige.  At the time of the murder, Abundez suspected that his wife and cousin were engaged in a romantic relationship.

Abundez had a previous confrontation with is cousin, and a protective order was issued. That order did not keep Abundez from shooting his cousin in the head at his Platteville home in 2008.

Abundez was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Abundez did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Suspected murderer receives 5 years on unrelated firearms charge | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that on March 11, 2010, Shun Lamar Birch was sentenced to 5 years in the Bureau of Prisons, by United States District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. This case stemmed from a firearms charge alleging that Birch, a convicted felon, was illegally in possession of two guns. The weapons were found at his Aurora residence.

Birch is also charged with the December 2006 murder of Kalonniann Clark, a prosecution witness in an unrelated case.  That case is currently set for trial in state district court.

Birch did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Willie Clark convicted in murder of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that a jury has convicted Willie Clark in the 2007 murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.  Clark shook his head sadly as the clerk read the verdict.  He was found guilty of 21 counts, including two for first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting. 

Clark will be sentenced on April 30, 2010.  Insiders expect Clark to receive a life sentence from Judge Christina Habas. 

Clark’s legal problems continue, as second trial is scheduled on charges that he killed a witness in an unrelated case.

Clark did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.

Convicted sex offender will be jailed until the year 2202 | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

The Denver Post is reporting that Derrick Wilson was sentenced to 192 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old female.  A Colorado jury convicted Wilson in December of second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault, and unlawful sexual contact for the 2003 assault.  Wilson attacked the victim on a Denver sidewalk, dragged her to an area under a tree and committed the sexual assault at gunpoint.  He did not hire an attorney from 5280defense.com.