A Pueblo man who was put in jail for attempted murder and assault has been proven to be innocent.
Back in 2011, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office told us that Brendan Mikus stabbed his ex-wife.
His family hired a private investigator to prove he couldn't have done what his ex-wife said he did. Mikus is a paraplegic. A doctor and investigator proved he physically could not have pulled her inside the home to attack her. However, there was an argument and both were injured.
He spend a month in jail before his family had the money to bail him out. His case nearly went to trial before he was cleared.
"If the sheriff's department had done even a bit of...investigating or maybe used a little common sense it wouldn't have even gone that far. Because my folks had to use their retirement to get me out and pay for an attorney," Mikus said.
After Mikus was charged he lost custody of his son, a teen with Cerebral Palsy. He is working with an attorney to get his son back.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.