In May, we told you about the guilty verdict against Christopher Perea
for the murder of his wife, Loretta Barela
. We also noted the botched 911 response that marred the case -- one that foreshadowed the April killing of Kristine Kirk
, who was on the phone with an operator when she was shot to death.
Now, Barela's family has reportedly filed a lawsuit over her death, and while the City of Denver hasn't commented on the complaint thus far, a spokeswoman previously acknowledged that an investigation into the matter had been launched, only to be cut short when the dispatcher in question resigned -- and she acknowledged that he'd made mistakes. Photos, a video, an arrest report and more below.
See also: Christopher Perea Murder Verdict -- and 911 Botch That Foreshadowed Kristine Kirk Tragedy