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lit­tle­ton» The Ara­pa­hoe County coroner says a man found shot to death in a Lit­tle­ton home Thurs­day com­mit­ted sui­cide and a woman found fa­tally in­jured in the same home was a homi­cide vic­tim.

Michael Fal­lon, 45, and Christa Sue Ben­ton, 38, died of gun­shot wounds to their heads, ac­cord­ing to a news release.

Lit­tle­ton Cmdr. Trent Cooper said po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing what mo­ti­vated the shoot­ing in the 5500 block of South Grant Street.

Body cam­eras on their way in Den­ver. While

Den­ver rolls out its body­cam­era pro­gram this week, the pub­lic most likely won’t see them on the streets un­til next week, Chief Robert White said Thurs­day.

The depart­ment has been plan­ning to place body cam­eras on more than 800 of­fi­cers for more than a year. The agency is among the first ma­jor po­lice de­part­ments in the United States to do so.

The depart­ment will hold a news con­fer­ence Fri­day to talk about the cam­eras, pur­chased through a five-year, $6.1 mil­lion con­tract with Taser In­ter­na­tional.

17 mo­tions made by Craigslist sus­pect de­nied

B boul­der» A dis­trict judge Wed­nes­day de­nied 17 mo­tions made by Dynel Lane’s de­fense team to sup­press ev­i­dence gath­ered by Long­mont po­lice but par­tially granted one mo­tion re­lated to the ini­tial po­lice pres­ence at her home, the Daily Cam­era re­ported.

Lane, 35, is charged with at­tempted mur­der, un­law­ful ter­mi­na­tion of a preg­nancy and four counts of felony as­sault.

Pros­e­cu­tors al­lege that Michelle Wilkins was lured to Lane’s home via a Craigslist post­ing ad­ver­tis­ing ma­ter­nity clothes, that she was at­tacked and that her un­born baby was re­moved from the womb. The baby did not sur­vive.

Al­though Judge Maria Berkenkot­ter de­nied 17 mo­tions out­right, she did par­tially grant one in which de­fense at­tor­neys at­tempted to have the ev­i­dence taken dur­ing a search of Lane’s home sup­pressed.

Ex-deputy held with­out bail in death B

colorado springs» A for­mer El Paso County sher­iff ’s deputy ac­cused of shoot­ing his wife to death while three of the their four chil­dren were home will be held with­out bail un­til his prob­a­ble trial.

Niko­las An­thony Gianes, 32, is sched­uled to be ar­raigned Jan. 28 on a charge of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der in the death of Fawn Gianes. He is ex­pected to plead not guilty.

Ar­son fire kills four dogs

B colorado springs» A fire at a Colorado Springs home Wed­nes­day night that killed four dogs has been ruled an ar­son, of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

One dog sur­vived the blaze. No peo­ple were in­jured.

The fire started about 6:20 p.m. at 3507 Jon St., ac­cord­ing to a Colorado Springs Fire Depart­ment news release.

When fire­fight­ers ar­rived, heavy smoke was stream­ing from the home.

The fire, which started in the base­ment, caused about $87,000 dam­age, the fire depart­ment said.

The Amer­i­can Red Cross and the fire depart­ment are aid­ing the two res­i­dents dis­placed by the fire.

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