This week's cover story, "Blue in Orange," is about Willie Clark, who was convicted in 2010 of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Clark is now appealing that conviction and is also fighting prison officials in court to get himself out of solitary confinement, where he's been kept ... More >>
Should Willie Clark, who was convicted of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, be kept in solitary confinement in prison? That's the question at the heart of this week's cover story, "Blue in Orange," which also details Clark's criminal appeal. Clark says that he's innocent and fur ... More >>
Rollin Oliver pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis last June. The 22-year-old faces a sentence of sixteen to 26 years in prison according to the plea agreement, which is on view below. The original charge of first-degree murder/ext ... More >>
Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>
A plea deal in the case of Rollin Oliver, the 22-year-old charged with murder in the shooting death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis last June, may be in the works, according to a court document. "There is a possible disposition in this matter," notes the register of actions, which is a summ ... More >>
"Just when the 'Fax gets cleaned up, some asshole has to drag some hostages into the basement of a RadioShack."
This week's cover story, "Flash Point," details Denver's response to what many perceive as a recent rise in gang violence. According to the most up-to-date statistics from the Denver Police Department, six murders were linked to gang activity between January and May of this year. That's up from five ... More >>
See Also: Tonight: Peter Black at the Meadowlark Peter Black (aka Peter Gurule) first gained renown as a DJ as part of the long-running and legendary club night, So What! Since then, he's made a name for himself not just as a skilled DJ in a very real sense of the term but as someone who has taken ... More >>
Brian Hicks. Brian Hicks, the reputed leader of the Tre Tre Crips gang, has been convicted of soliciting two men to kill a witness named Kalonniann Clark. The 28-year-old Clark was killed on December 6, 2006 -- just a week before she was scheduled to testify that Hicks tried to shoot her in 2 ... More >>
Alan Sudduth.As recounted in the April story "The Boy Who Wouldn't Tell," Alan Sudduth has spent more than half his 31 years behind bars for the 1995 killing of Denver cab driver Finley Bradshaw Myers, even though somebody else -- a friend of Sudduth's named Nicholas Reed -- has repeatedly co ... More >>
Darrent Williams, left, and Willie Clark, the man convicted of killing him.Editor's note: Melanie Asmar covered today's sentencing of Willie Clark, who was convicted of murdering former Bronco Darrent Williams. To follow the event in chronological order, read from the bottom up, and click her ... More >>
Alan Sudduth was sixteen years old when prosecutors charged him as an adult.Our cover story this week recounts the tale of Alan Sudduth, a juvenile who was sentenced to seventy years in prison in 1996 for the murder of a cab driver -- even though a recent hearing showed that the prosecution's ... More >>
Willie Clark (right) was convicted last month of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on New Year's Day 2007.Will Willie Clark be sentenced to life in prison for murdering Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in a drive-by in 2007? If he is, Denver will know immediately. Telev ... More >>
Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007. Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>
Much has been written about the Game's dysfunctional past. He grew up in a Santana Blocc Crip neighborhood in Compton, and his mother was affiliated with the Crips. After his sister accused his father of sexually molesting her, the family was split up, and Game spent time in foster homes. After he r ... More >>
Justin Martinez was raised in the school of hard knocks, but Life Skills is his last hope for a diploma.
Vett Capone has steered his custom-car business from lowriders to a new high.
The city’s aerosol junkies are in the spotlight.
From the week of 3/8/2007
Glendale is going from titty city to rugby town.
The Street Soldierz feel the need for speed.
A late-summer confrontation leaves two families grieving.
ArtLab helps lift kids into orbit.
In one afternoon, this Montbello student went from cheerleading to lockup.
One night in August, this melting pot boiled over. Who got burned?
Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.
Joshua Beckius was only sixteen when he accepted a plea bargain for a crime he now says he didn't commit. Will the court let him take his case to trial?
Danny Ray Lopez couldn’t outrun his gang life or the police. Will his brother follow in his footsteps?
As judges ponder the fates of Brandy DuVall's murderers, they must measure different shades of black.
Two years ago this week, Brandy DuVall was killed by members of the Deuce-Seven gang. For the past month, the courts have been deciding whether her murderers live or die.
On judgment day for Danny Martinez, there are no angels for witnesses.
Everyone in the neighborhood knows the Walkers. Most wish they didn't.
When you're in the game for good, you learn to do it right.
Sal Martinez says he's no snitch. But rumors have a long life on the street.
Her grandmother will never forget the day Venus Montoya died. And she will never forgive her killers.
Nina Bonifacio's tattoos finally got under her skin.
WHY DID SEAN COX KILL BOBBY YARBROUGH? DON'T ASK HIM.NO REMORSE ANOTHER PARTY. ANOTHER GUN. ANOTHER KILLER WITHOUT A CLUE.