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Murder and Aggravated Robbery Attorney in Denver and Arapahoe County, Colorado

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2017 | Murder |

Aurora and Denver Murder / Aggravated Robbery Lawyers

Three men were charged in the Robbery, Homicide and Felony Murder in the shooting death of a Denver taxi driver. One 17 year old pled guilty and received 25 years in prison, and a 19 year old received 38 years. The last man just entered his guilty pleas and is set for sentencing in September.

Homicide Lawyer for Denver and Douglas County: What is Homicide, Felony Murder and Murder in the First Degree?

Relevant parts of the Colorado Homicide statute provide: A person commits the crime of murder in the first degree if:

Acting either alone or with one or more persons, he or she commits or attempts to commit arson, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, sexual assault as prohibited by section 18-3-402, sexual assault in the first or second degree as prohibited by section 18-3-402 or 18-3-403 as those sections existed prior to July 1, 2000, or a class 3 felony for sexual assault on a child as provided in section 18-3-405 (2), or the crime of escape as provided in section 18-8-208, and, in the course of or in furtherance of the crime that he or she is committing or attempting to commit, or of immediate flight therefrom, the death of a person, other than one of the participants, is caused by anyone; or

This tragic death of a taxi driver, over a small sum of money, was easily classified as Murder in the First Degree. Information on Murder and Homicide.

Aggravated Robbery Definition in Jefferson County and Adams County, Colorado

A charge of Aggravated Robbery, C.R.S. 18-4-302, occurs:

1) if during the act of robbery or immediate flight therefrom:

a) He is armed with a deadly weapon with intent, if resisted, to kill, maim, or wound the person robbed or any other person; or

d) He possesses any article used or fashioned in a manner to lead any person who is present reasonably to believe it to be a deadly weapon or represents verbally or otherwise that he is then and there so armed.

The presence of a firearm, ultimately resulting in the death of the taxi driver, can easily support this charge in courts within Jefferson County or Adams County, Colorado. Example of Aggravated Robbery.

The armed killing of another person, in the course of the commission of a felony, can give rise to Aggravated Robbery, Murder in the First Degree or Felony Murder. Never speak with police, but call Denver’s best Robbery and Murder attorneys at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.