Man jailed in stabbing arrested in separate killing last year in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GAZETTE) - Jimmy Lee Neill is accused of killing a man south of downtown Colorado Springs in August just hours after he allegedly stabbed another man near the same intersection, police said.

Neill, 28, of Colorado Springs was arrested Sept. 1 in the nonfatal stabbing and taken to El Paso County jail, where he has been since. He was served Wednesday with an arrest warrant on suspicion of second-degree murder in the killing of Randol F. Lillie, 54.

At 11:16 p.m. Aug. 30, officers went to Dorchester Park on a report of a stabbing and found Justin Thompson, 34, with several stab wounds, including one to his neck, police said.

Then at 2:21 a.m. Aug 31, officers went to the 200 block of East Las Vegas Street on a report of a man lying in a yard, police said. They found Lillie dead of “traumatic injuries.”

Niell faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and felony menacing in the nonfatal stabbing, court records show.