Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph in Colorado-Springs, Colorado
29 Dec 1991

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29 Dec 1991

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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 29, 1991, Colorado Springs, Colorado Alo Gazette Telegraph sunday dec. 29,1991 no photo available no photo available i. Pearson 2. Rector 3. Kirschennan 4. Matlock 5. Williams 6. Smith 7. Caraway 8. Allen 9. Johns to. Bane la. Ashley 12. Cotton 13. Godfrey 16. Garcia 17. Warren 18. Day 19. Coleman 20. Nunez no photo available no photo available Gazette Telegraph 21. Stevenson 22. Schmidtke 23. Millhone 24. Head 25. Walton 26. Fetty a record year the victims 1> Jeffrey Randle Pearson 39. Shot in the head Jan. 16 while playing russian Roulette in an apartment in the 200 Block of East Fountain Boulevard. His Friend William Ricky Fulton 37, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and received four years in prison. 2. David Lee Rector 36. Stabbed repeatedly in the Chest and Back found Jan. 28, four to five Days after he died in his University drive apartment. No arrests. 3. Rodney Dean Kirschennan 24. Strangled his nude body was found feb. 17 near Railroad tracks at Conejos and Las Animas streets. No 4. Stephen Matlock 13 months. Beaten to death feb. 24 in an apartment in the 3600 Block of Airport Road. The mothers Boyfriend Melvin Moore 20, pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in death but later retracted the plea. The Case is pending. 5 Brenda j. Williams 31. Beaten to death March 4 in an alcohol related Domestic dispute in her Home in the 3200 Block of Galena court. Her husband Ricky Lavine Williams 32, faces trial on first degree murder charges. 6. Shalka Smith 6. Beaten to death March 12 in her Home in the 1300 Block of Ith drive. Her Stepmother army sgt. Kimberly Smith 28, was found guilty nov. 7 of child abuse resulting in death. 7. Herta Tate Caraway 29. Stabbed More than 75 times March 17 in her apartment in the 1600 Block of North Murray Boulevard. Her husband Peter Caraway 40, received 48 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder. 8. Ricky Lane Allen 36. Shot in the head execution style March 18 in his Home in the 800 Block of Zion drive. Police believe the Case is linked to drugs. No arrests. 9> Karen Kay Johns 45. The red Cross worker was shot in the Back of the head May 21 while sitting in her car in Monument Valley Park. No 10a Gary Lee Bane 25. Shot in the stomach May 25 near the 600 Block of Sequoia drive during a dispute Over a Keg of Beer. A 16-year-old pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received two years in a detention facility. 11. Curtis Duane Ashley 28. Shot in the Chest june i in his friends apartment in the 2500 Block of East Uintah Street where he was staying. The killing apparently stemmed from a drug debt police said. Glenn Andrew Sapp 27, was charged with first degree murder. Derrick Caulpetzer 29, pleaded guilty to being an accessory in the 12. Earl Ray Cotton 30. Shot twice in the Back june 9 outside a bar in the 3300 Block of East Fountain Boulevard. Lamont Reed 21, and a 16-year-old boy were charged with second degree 13. Donald Wayne Godfrey 19. Shot in the Back of the head june 15 in his apartment in the 3600 Block of verde drive. Maurice Keener 33, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for second degree murder. 14. Michael Woltmon Johnson 40. Stabbed repeatedly found june 17 in a Field near 2800 International Circle. No arrests. 15. Stacey Lee Brewer 25. Stabbed several times june 28 in her apartment in the too Block of University drive. Carl Pursley 25, the husband of a Friend has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder. He also faces attempted murder charges for an alleged attack on his wife the same Day. 16. Don Loo Garcia 19. Shot july 5 while driving away from a fight brewing at a party in the 700 Block of East Cimarron Street. Troy Hartwick 20, has been charged with first degree murder. 17. Douglas Jerome Warren 29. Shot july 13 outside a bar in the 3300 Block of East Fountain Boulevard. A 16-year-old has been charged with first degree murder. 18. Gary Allan Day 16. Shot five times july 14 while sitting in a vehicle at the downtown original hamburger stand. He apparently was mistaken for someone else who was targeted for retaliation after a fight. Eugene Dean 18, and William Dennis 18, were charged with first degree murder. Anthony Jackson 19, was charged with conspiracy. Two 17-year-Olds and a 16-year-old were charged with accessory to first degree murder. 19. Sharon Marie Coleman 22. Shot july 15 by random fire As she was Riding in a car along Pruess Road. Police said a Man was protecting his crack House. Anthony a a Khaki Stevens 24, was arrested. 20. Richard manual Nunez 49. Strangled to death july 23 in his Skyway Condo in the 900 Block of West Saturn drive. His Friend Richard Mutchler 25, was sentenced to eight years in prison for manslaughter. 21. Al male Elton Stevenson 25. Shot aug. 16 at the Corner of afternoon Circle and South Chelton Road Over $40 Worth of crack cocaine. Three 17-year-old girls a Sabina Smith her twin Latrina Eddings and their Friend Michelle Salazar a will stand trial on charges of first degree murder. 22. Pc. Layne Thomas Schmidtke 24. Beaten to death sept. 21 at the Comer of pikes Peak and Nevada avenues by several teen agers As other youths watched. Five Fountain fort Carson High school students a Dominic Perea 17, Kevin Moore 18, Anthony Phenix 18, Shawn Stancil 16, and Robert Dean 14 at the time of the beating a will stand trial for first degree murder. Daniel Davis then 20, has pleaded guilty to second degree assault. 23. Keith a. Millhone 32. Strangled nov. 7 during an alcohol related argument at a Mobile Home in the 5100 Block of Airport Road. He died five Days later. Bobby Sims 34, was charged with second degree murder. 24. Orville Sylvester head 71. Strangled june 7, 1991, in his bed. Originally his death was thought to have been of natural causes. It was reclassified nov. 19, and Paul Leonard Swanson 33, was charged with first degree murder. 25. Pvt. 2 Christopher Walton 21. Shot in the neck nov. 20 outside a nightclub in the 3300 Block of East Fountain Boulevard. Christopher Smith 22, and Leroy Davis 25, were charged with first degree murder. 28. Margaret Ann Fetty 16. Strangled dec. 3 her body was dumped in North Cheyenne Canyon Park. Jill Yousef 29, and Melinda Stewart 28, were charged with first degree murder. Stewarts husband Daniel Stewart 25, was arrested for allegedly being an accessory to the in youth involvement troubling homicide statistic the victims Nineteen men and seven women were slain this year. They ranged in age from 13 months to 71 years. Young men were the most frequent targets. Maue female under to i under to i 1120 3 11-20 1 21-30 8 21-30 4 31-40 5 31-40 1 41-50 i 71-80 ithe suspects All but five of the homicides have resulted in arrests. More than half of the arrests were for people younger then 21, including 12 people age 17 and younger. Male female11-20 17 11-20 321-30 9 21-30 3 31-40 6the methods killers used guns knives hands feet a even an athletic Bandage a on their victims. Half of the slayings were shootings compared with 64 percent nationwide last year. Nearly 20 percent were strangulation nationwide less than 2 percent of homicide victims were strangled last year. A breakdown shot 13 strangled 5 stabbed 4 beaten 4the motives Why do people kill other people in Many cases this year the reasons were Petty. One Man was slain because of a $40 cocaine debt another in a fight Over a Keg of Beer. Two people died from random bullets. Police have nailed Down motives for 22 of the City s 26 homicides fights 8 drugs 6 Domestic violence 3 child abuse 2 random 2 russian Roulette i from Al drugs gangs and an increasingly casual attitude among Young people toward violence. The latter is perhaps the most troubling in Colorado Springs. Groups of teen agers have figured in some of the most violent highly publicized homicides six were charged in the Day shooting six were charged in the Schmidtke beating three teen age girls were charged with shooting a 25-year-old Man Over a $40 crack debt. More than half the people arrested in killings were under 21. Seven people 17 or younger faced first degree murder charges a a Stark contrast to last year when no juveniles were charged with first degree murder. A a you be got something really bizarre a said Robert Hunter a University of Colorado professor. A by and Large kids under 17 tend to not engage in this sort of a a it san indicator of what a happening out there and who has guns and who Hasni to said Jeanne Smith chief assistant for the 4th judicial District attorney. Teen violence has spurred a flurry of activity among adults in Colorado Springs. A plan for a juvenile curfew will go before the City Council next month. A state legislator plans to propose that the names of All juvenile offenders a and their parents a be made available to the Media. The Myca and a City skating rink have offered special activities for teens on saturday nights As alternatives to hanging out on the streets. Police have established a gang coalition. Wobst Dorrell Gazette Telegraph 1991 a deadly year in the past decade 140 people have been slain in Colorado Springs. Nearly a fifth of those homicides occurred this year. 30 1982 �?T83 �?T84 �?~85 �?T86 �?T87 source Colorado Springs police department but teens weren to responsible for All the slayings. Three women died As a result of Domestic violence. Two children died of abuse. Men died at the hands of people they thought were friends. Police have taken other Steps to curb homicides working with neighbourhood groups and keeping a High profile in Southeast Colorado Springs where Many of the slayings have occurred. Still police say they can to prevent killings they happen so quickly a usually with Little thought. A what surprised me most this year was the attitude of the suspects we be arrested toward their victims a their inability to comprehend their actions a said homicide sgt. Ray Lachapelle. A i can to recall where a suspect broke Down and said a in a a of the 26 killings suspects have been arrested or convicted in All but five. But Justice has come at a Price. The City has spent More than $52,000 in overtime for homicide detectives a $15,000 More than budgeted. And that does no to count the Money that will be spent As the cases wind through the judicial system. The human costs of course Are higher a accompanied by frustration for the families of those whose killings Are unsolved. Quot i have no idea Why somebody would want to do this a said John Hathaway brother of Karen Johns a red Cross Secretary shot in the Back of the head while sitting in Monument Valley Park on a sunny afternoon. A i went Over it in my mind Many times and i just can to come up with a logical explanation a said Hathaway a fort Wayne ind., police officer for 29 years. A there Isnit a Day that goes by that i done to think about my the Community As a whole is Apt to forget individual victims. But residents wont so easily shed the memory of the violence. Every new killing is a reminder a a cause to wonder whether this was an unusually tragic year in a relatively Safe City or the Start of a deadly trend. . Rucker director of the Hillside Community Center thinks he knows. He Points to the old record year 1974, when there were 24 homicides. A this Type of crime is not consistent around Here a he said. A the last year we had this Many was in 1974, right look at the time Span. A i think people have a right to be scared yes. But i done to think they should expect this to continue. In a sure people in 1975 thought that year would be just As bad As 1974. It news services contributed to this report. Five violent 1991 deaths in county match average for past decade by Kathryn Soave Gazette Telegraph while the City reels from a record number of homicides sheriffs detectives have investigated five violent deaths in unincorporated areas of Elpaso county. The number is average for the past decade when homicides in the county have ranged from a Low of one in 1990 to a High of nine in 1988. The latest victim was Steven Vought sr., 40, who was shot in the Chest dec. 23 after he surprised burglars in his brother a Home East of Fountain. Three teen agers have been arrested in the Case. The others a Christopher Michael Meagher 15, was found nov. 9 in a Creek along . Highway 24 Between Manitou Springs and Cascade. Investigators believe Meagher was beaten by a group of Young people in an apartment in Southeast Colorado Springs. But the death is counted As a county homicide because the body was found outside the City. Eight people including five juveniles have been arrested. A Steve Alan Staskiewicz 37, and Jennifer Lynn Carpenter 15, were found stain execution style on March 11 in a Mobile Home near Manitou Springs. Carpenter earlier had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted and she and Staskiewicz were schedule it testily against two people in that Case. No one i been arrested in the slayings. A Russell Hoskisson 18, died Jan. 9 in a to incident Between two Brothers. Hoskisson was Sib in the Back seat of a car parked along Colorado h Way 119, about to Miles South of Colorado sprig the men in the car had stopped along the Highway shoot at turkeys. But somehow the gun disc and struck Hoskisson in the face. His brother Michael Hoskisson 21, originally charged with criminally negligent homicide but Ai to plead guilty to lesser weapons charges. He sentenced to six months unsupervised probation

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