Mile High Murder: Kevin Stunes convicted of murdering girlfriend Nancy Bannock last Thanksgiving

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This just in from the Adams County District Attorney's Office. Late yesterday, Kevin Duane Stunes was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Nancy Bannock last Thanksgiving at 1616 E. 78th Avenue, an area captured in the graphic above (if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). The sentence: life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Read the DA's press release after the jump.

Man Found Guilty in Death of Girlfriend

Adams/Broomfield District Attorney Don Quick announced that Kevin Duane Stunes (dub: 4/10/70) was found guilty of first degree murder (F1) of his long time girlfriend, Nancy Bannock (dub: 4/16/56) last Thanksgiving holiday.

On November 29, 2008 at approximately 11:00 AM, Adams County Sheriff's Deputy Police responded to a domestic violence call at 1616 East 78th Ave. in Adams County Colorado. Law enforcement reported that while checking the house, the victim's body was found covered up on the bed. Witnesses reported that the Stunes and the victim had been arguing off and on since Thanksgiving. Death was caused by blunt trauma to the neck causing asphyxiation.

District Court Judge Chris Melonakos sentenced Stunes immediately to life in piston without the possibility of parole. He was remanded immediately to the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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