An absolutely horrific crime took place yesterday afternoon in Colorado: A seven-months pregnant woman responding to a Craigslist post for baby's clothing at a Longmont house was attacked and stabbed in her stomach, her fetus removed, allegedly by the woman who'd place the ad. The woman survived, but her baby did not.
On Tuesday, a lucky convenience store worker in Wheat Ridge, Colo., was spared a stickup when the guy who was planning to clean him out recognized his face. "(Expletive)," the would-be robber allegedly said (What expletive?). "I was going to rob this place, but I know you."
Sandy Nguyen was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail, five years probation, and 125 hours of community service for admitting to having collected tens of thousands of dollars after convincing friends, family, and her own son that he was dying of leukemia. Nguyen would apparently shave her son Jaiden's head every day before school to keep up the ruse.
A Colorado taco truck — arguably the greatest taco truck in Colorado or anywhere else — has been driven out of business by people who disapproved of its business model. That model: selling methamphetamine in addition to tacos, a move which presumably delighted its customers, but seems to have really displeased the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Colorado state police.
Over the weekend, hundreds of Denver-area veterans received a total of $60,000 worth of free marijuana and marijuana-infused products at a giveaway hosted a group called Operation Grow4Vets, whose mission, according to their website, is to offer vets an alternative method for managing their PTSD and other ailments.
When Rene Lima-Marin was 20 years old, he committed two gunpoint robberies that got him sentenced to 98 years in prison. In 2008, he was released on parole because of a clerical mistake, and for the next six years, he lived as a free man with his wife and children. Now, he's being sent back to jail.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is suing Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall, who has been issuing same-sex marriage licenses while same-sex marriage is still technically banned in the state. Hall has argued that the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last month that struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage keeps her in the clear, because the court's jurisdiction covers Colorado and five other surrounding states.