Jaacob Vanwinkle, the man accused of killing a Cañon City woman and her two children, was formally charged in court Thursday.
The charges Vanwinkle is facing include: first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, crimes of violence and habitual sexual offender against children.
Police say Vanwinkle is responsible for the deaths of 35-year-old Mandy Folsom and her two young children, Marissa and Mason.
Vanwinkle is a convicted child molester from a 2004 case.
In 2006 he was released to probation more than two years early.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office tells 11 News they were in the process of issuing an arrest warrant for Vanwinkle in Cañon City for failure to re-register as a sex offender on March 4.
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 email@example.com.