Kalani Opana, who took a very nice photo after being arrested for Mile High Murder No. 30.
Kalani Opana, who took a very nice photo after being arrested for Mile High Murder No. 30.

Top Mile High Murder mug shots of 2009: A photo gallery

Since we started our Mile High Murder series in May, we've written about 56 homicides in the immediate area around Denver.

Unfortunately, many of these slayings remain unsolved at this writing -- but arrests have been made in a sizable percentage of them, resulting in the release of photos capturing the accused shortly after the bust in question.

Below, find the most vivid of those images, complete with links to blogs providing more information on their alleged crimes. It's a grim but compelling chronicle of violence in Denver in 2009.

Charles Garlick, Mile High Murder No. 31.
Charles Garlick, Mile High Murder No. 31.
Ruben Payan-Sigala, who looks shocked to have been arrested for Mile High Murder No. 33.
Ruben Payan-Sigala, who looks shocked to have been arrested for Mile High Murder No. 33.
Stephen Dailey, charged with shaking his own baby to death in Mile High Murder No. 46.
Stephen Dailey, charged with shaking his own baby to death in Mile High Murder No. 46.
Anthony Joseph Romero, charged with killing girlfriend Jessica Porter in Mile High Murder No. 50.
Anthony Joseph Romero, charged with killing girlfriend Jessica Porter in Mile High Murder No. 50.

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