Just prior to Mother's Day, members of the Denver Police Department discovered a scene unfit for any greeting card. Charlene "Chuck" Ciacio, 84, was found dead, and her son, 47-year-old Michael Ciacio, was taken into custody in relation to her killing.
Michael Ciacio has now been formally charged with first-degree murder in Charlene's death. Look below to see an interactive graphic featuring the area near where the crime took place (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"), as well as a release from the Denver District Attorney's Office:
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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING HIS MOTHER
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a man accused of killing his mother earlier in May.
Michael Ciacio (dob: 09-13-62) was charged last Thursday with first-degree murder (F1).
On May 5, 2010, the Denver Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Tamarac Street on a report of assault. Upon arrival, the officers found the body of 84-year-old Charlene Ciacio. The charge alleges that Ciacio shot and killed his mother.
Ciacio is currently being held without bond in the Denver detention center. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 23, 2010 at 9 a.m. in courtroom 3C (at the new Courthouse).