STATE COURT REJECTS INMATE FREEDOM BID
Colorado’s highest court will not free a convict who was returned to prison after being released mistakenly from a 98- year sentence decades early and reforming his life.
The state Supreme Court dismissed the case Thursday. The judges said the case was filed improperly and Rene Lima- Marin should ask a lower court to consider whether he should be released.
The 37- year- old LimaMarin argued it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he started a family and did not reoffend.
A judge in 2000 sentenced Lima- Marin to 98 years in prison for multiple counts of robbery, kidnapping and burglary after he and another man robbed two video stores at gunpoint. But a clerk’s mistake allowed him to be paroled in 2008.
Car chase ends in crash, arrests. Police have arrested
four suspects after a Thursday night car chase through Denver that culminated in a multivehicle accident, police say.
Several ambulances were called around 8: 45 p. m. to the crash scene in the 2500 block of Sheridan Boulevard.
Both directions of Sheridan were closed during the investigation.
Two of the suspects were taken to the Denver jail, and the other two were taken to a hospital with non- life- threatening injuries, according to a tweet by Denver police.
Family loses home in blaze. A Denver household
of five, including an infant, is displaced after losing their home to an early- morning fire, officials said.
The fire broke out after midnight at 4750 N. Eagle St. in the Montbello neighborhood, said Denver Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Taylor.
No one was injured in the blaze, which originally was reported to firefighters as an explosion, Taylor said.
By 1 a. m., firefighters had the fire under control, Taylor said.
Aurora man held in molestation B
adams county » A 26- year- old Aurora man has been arrested and charged with child molestation in connection with an incident in December.
Ruben Jesus Sifuentes was charged with aggravated sexual assault on a child and a second, lesser charge of sexual assault on a child.
The charges stem from an incident that happened Dec. 16 on the 700 block of West 84th Avenue in Thornton, according to a joint news release by District Attorney Dave Young and the Thornton Police Department.
Same- sex couple claims discrimination
B boulder » A same- sex couple has filed a lawsuit in U. S. District Court in Denver on Thursday alleging that property owner Deepika Avanti rejected them in April as renters at 698 Dixon Road in Gold Hill because their “uniqueness” would jeopardize her position in the community, the Daily Camera reported.
In doing so, the lawsuit alleges, Avantiwas in violation of the federal Fair HousingAct and theColorado Anti-DiscriminationAct.
Avanti denied the couple’s allegations Thursday, insisting she turned Rachel and Tanya Smith— and their two children— down because they would have been “way too noisy.”