Double-Murder Suspect Due In Court Tuesday

A Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife were killed early this year when police say they surprised an armed burglar in their home. Prosecutors are now expected to lay out their case against the suspect.

Prosecutors believe the deaths of SSG David Dunlap and his wife Whitney Butler came at the hands of 18-year-old Macyo January.

"Some days are easier than others," said Christian Butler.

11 News spoke to Whitney Butler’s brother earlier this month, on the day teenager Jerel Couch was sentenced to three years in youth corrections for hiding January after the double murder:

The two deaths remain fresh in their family’s minds.

"When we approach days like [Couch’s sentencing] where we really have to face the hideous nature of what occurred, it's a more difficult day than the other days where we try to go on with life as normal," Butler said.

Macyo January was only 17 years old at the time of the crime. He will be tried as an adult and could face decades in prison if convicted. At Tuesday’s preliminary hearing, prosecutors are expected to present evidence in their case. A judge will decide if that case will move on to trial.

Trust 11 News to stay on top of what happens in court and watch for updates on this site.


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