Early on January 5, a man now identified as Douglass Singleton, 59, was gunned down on the 2600 block of North Leyden Street in what Denver Police continue to insist (despite doubts from many observers) was a medical-marijuana-related transaction gone wrong.
Now, the Denver DA's office has charged Peter Bellar, 26, with the crime -- and its release makes no mention of marijuana, choosing instead to focus on the acts of murder and robbery rather than what product may have precipitated them.
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MAN CHARGED IN ROBBERY/MURDER
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally a charged a man accused in the robbery and murder of a 59-year-old Denver man earlier this week.
Peter Bellar (dob: 04-12-83) is charged with first-degree murder (F1) and aggravated robbery (F3).
The charges allege that on January 5, 2010 at about 12:30 a.m., Bellar shot and killed Douglass Singleton while trying to rob him at his home in the 2600 block of Leyden Street. Bellar was also wounded by gunfire and has been treated.
He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court, room 472W, on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. to be formally advised of the charges.