Roads are icy in spots that saw accumulating snow yesterday. Allow yourself plenty of extra time this morning and dress warmly, as wind chills are in the single digits and teens for many. A second disturbance will bring another round of snow showers to the Front Range this afternoon and early evening. While not as heavy as yesterday, some additional light accumulations over the higher terrain will be possible, including Teller and Northern El Paso Counties. Highs in the 30s and 40s will feel colder when factoring a blustery northwest wind. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A judge has ordered the maximum sentence of 74 years in prison for the ringleader in the death of a 15 year old girl. 20 year old Michael Anderson had pleaded guilty to second degree murder and first degree assault in the May 2001 death of Maria Jean Cooksey. Anderson admitted strangling Cooksey and hitting her head with the blunt side of a hatchet in his apartment. Authorities later found her body in an irrigation ditch with duct tape over her mouth.
Anderson was originally charged with first degree murder, along
with 19 year old Edward Anthony Lucero and 22 year old Gene August
Nummer. Nummer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a 48 year prison sentence. Lucero pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and was sentenced in July to nine years in prison.
Lucero says he froze with fear when Anderson unexpectedly
attacked the girl.