Did Denver police delay give Christopher Perea time to kill Loretta Barela? (52)

Update:The Denver coroner's office has identified the victim of a weekend homicide at South Carlan Court as Loretta Barela, 44. But beyond the tragedy of her death and the arrest of her husband, Christopher Perea, for the crime, additional questions have arisen. Among them: Did the Denver Police take hours to respond to a 911 call, thereby arriving too late to save the woman's life?
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