STATE COURT RE­JECTS IN­MATE FREE­DOM BID

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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.”

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