Erin Giberti, Highlands Ranch realtor, arrested after failed murder-suicide with her two kids
Online, Highlands Ranch's Erin Giberti comes across as chipper and upbeat -- an energetic real estate agent for Re/Max and a loving mom of two kids whose praises she sings on Facebook and Pinterest. But earlier this month, something went terribly wrong.
Gibert was found unconscious inside a car that had been left running in her garage -- and while her children were outside, authorities now believe they had previously been in the vehicle with her, leading to her arrest for attempted murder. Details below.
Here's Giberti's mini-bio on the Re/Max Masters website:
I am proud to be a Denver Native! I go above and beyond for my clients with not a single detail overlooked. I am passionate about what I do and your needs are my priority weather you are buying selling or investing. My goal is to make sure you have the best experience possible. I have unique skills which include a history in lending and insurance. I have successfully and happily been in the Real Estate industry for over 10 years and have been in sales throughout my entire career. I work in all price ranges and in all parts of the Metro Area. The latest technology and communication are key. Aggressive negotiating and a high level of professionalism are paramount in my business philosophy.
Numerous real estate-related posts also appear on her Facebook page, including one from August featuring recent housing inventory figures -- and in June, she also shared a photo of her with Dave Liniger, Re/Max's founder and subject of "The Final Frontier," a 1998 Westword profile about his quest to fly around the world in a balloon:
The text accompanying the photo reads: "Such a treat to spend time with a man with such a great mind! I had the pleasure of chatting with Dave Liniger Co-Founder and Chairman of RE/MAX International on his 60 minutes show yesterday. Stay tuned...."
There are also a great many photos of Giberti's two adorable children, plus a number of graphics featuring inspirational sayings, including this one....
...and this one:
Her most recent Facebook post dates to early October. "Going through flash cards with" one of her sons, she wrote. "He's 4 years old. Came to letter D and there is a dog and a duck on the card." She then quotes him as saying, "D is for dog and Quack!!!!" before adding, "Lol so cute."
The disconnect between the image presented by this material and what happened early last week couldn't be more stark.
Continue for more about Erin Giberti, including an interactive graphic and her booking photo. On December 9, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call about a suicidal subject on the 4900 block of Laurelglen Lane in Highlands Ranch, an area captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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Upon their arrival, DCSO reps found Giberti's two children standing in front of the house. Meanwhile, Giberti herself was unconscious in a running vehicle inside the garage.
Giberti was immediately transported to an area hospital, where she responded to treatment -- and by yesterday, she was sufficiently healthy to be taken into custody on suspicion of four counts: first-degree attempted murder after deliberation and first-degree attempted murder of a child under age twelve by one in a position of trust, times two.
The reason for these charges? Sheriff's office investigators reportedly believe that the kids had been in the car prior to the deputies' arrival.
At this writing, Giberti remains in custody on a $250,000 bond. Here's a look at her booking photos.
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More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa May 2011: "Kelli Lynn Murphy: Vigil for kids Liam & Madigan, mom faces murder charge."