Crime

Mile High Murder, No. 43: Benjamin Koller charged with shaking his baby to death

Another day, another vile shaken-baby story. Just yesterday, we told you about Denver's Stephen Dailey, who's facing an attempted-murder beef related to the grave injuries suffered by his two-month-old son. Now, a first-degree murder accusation has been leveled against Boulder's Benjamin Koller, who reportedly admits to having shaken, bit and even dropped his infant son in an unfathomably stupid attempt to stop a crying jag. The boy died on October 5, leading to a serious (and wholly appropriate) escalation of charges. Look below to see information about the case, including court appearances to date, and one looming in December.

Koller, Benjamin

Court Docket Number: 09CR1262 Division: 4

Law Agency: LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPT Agency Number: 09-2273

Case Status: Open Adult Direct Violent Crime

Lead Prosecuting Attorney RYAN W. BRACKLEY

Prosecuting Attorney KATHARINA BOOTH

Public Defender NICOLE COLLINS

Charges

1 F4 CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY Dismissed

2 F1 MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE

3 F2 CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN DEATH

Case Events

7/27/2009 2:00 PM BOND HEARING Held Booth

7/31/2009 2:00 PM FILING OF CHARGES Held Defendant waives right to Preliminary Hearing within 30 days

9/17/2009 9:00 AM PRELIMINARY HEARING Continued

10/15/2009 9:00 AM STATUS CONFERENCE Held Murder charges filed, defendant waives his right to a Preliminary Hearing within 30 days

12/7/2009 8:15 AM PRELIMINARY HEARING Posted Set on trailing docket in Division 4

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