WOMAN GETS 24 YEARS IN DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN

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colorado springs» A woman was sen­tenced Mon­day to 24 years in prison for hit­ting and killing a pedes­trian with a car in Foun­tain and flee­ing the scene. The Gazette re­ports 29-year-old Re­becca Champigny was sen­tenced for the March 2015 death of 66-year-old Jenny Car­rillo. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say Champigny was try­ing to pass an­other car that had stopped for pedes­tri­ans when she hit Car­rillo in the park­ing lot of a Wal­mart. Champigny, who also hit two other cars, was ac­cused of steal­ing the ve­hi­cle from her par­ents.

On Mon­day, she asked for for­give­ness and promised to keep the Car­rillo fam­ily in her prayers, say­ing, “I am hon­estly so sorry for my choices that has taken a loved one.”

Youth cor­rec­tions of­fi­cer charged with child sex as­sault in Den­ver. A

youth cor­rec­tions of­fi­cer was charged with sex­u­ally as­sault­ing two ju­ve­niles in cus­tody at the Gil­liam Youth De­ten­tion Cen­ter. Ar­mando Tor­res, 25, is charged with sex­ual as­sault on a child and two counts of sex­ual as­sault on a child by a per­son in a po­si­tion of trust, ac­cord­ing to the Den­ver district at­tor­ney. Tor­res, who has been placed on leave, is a cor­rec­tional youth se­cu­rity of­fi­cer at the cen­ter.

Man pleads guilty to flood­ing jail B

aspen» A 32-year-old man who flooded the Pitkin County Jail this sum­mer and then fought with sher­iff ’s deputies pleaded guilty Mon­day to two felonies. Ben­jamin Gar­rett faces up to seven years in prison af­ter plead­ing guilty to felony drug pos­ses­sion and crim­i­nal mis­chief. Gar­rett also pleaded guilty to mis­de­meanor as­sault, which could land him up to two years in the same jail he flooded. Gar­rett might have to pay more than $225,000 resti­tu­tion, the cost of the dam­age, to the jail.

Pair charged with first­de­gree mur­der in home in­va­sion B

adams county» Pros­e­cu­tors on Tues­day charged two Li­mon men in an Adams County home in­va­sion last week. Ron­nie Wil­liams, 35, and Corey Car­rol, 25, are sus­pected of first-de­gree mur­der, first-de­gree bur­glary and four counts of ag­gra­vated rob­bery.

The men — who are also ac­cused of a crime of vi­o­lence as a sen­tence en­hancer — are ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing 55-yearold Steven Kent on Dec. 8 at his home on the 16400 block of Tuc­son Street near Brighton.

Hand­cuffed jail in­mate es­capes, steals ve­hi­cle, is caught B

west­min­ster» A hand­cuffed in­mate fac­ing a charge of an­i­mal cru­elty es­caped from of­fi­cers while be­ing taken to court Tues­day, flee­ing in a stolen ve­hi­cle be­fore be­ing caught. The es­cape hap­pened at about 9:20 a.m. as Josh Dopheide was be­ing taken from the Jef­fer­son County Jail to West­min­ster Mu­nic­i­pal Courts, police said.

De­spite be­ing hand­cuffed, Dopheide was able to steal a ve­hi­cle from a neigh­bor­hood near the courts, police said. The ve­hi­cle was spot­ted near West 120th Av­enue and Te­jon Street. Dopheide then tried to steal an­other ve­hi­cle but was taken back into cus­tody at about 10 a.m., police said. Dopheide now faces charges of es­cape, mo­tor ve­hi­cle theft, ve­hic­u­lar elud­ing, reck­less driv­ing and rob­bery.

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