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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>