Zachery Montoya & Francine Segura charged, Make My Day shooter cleared in home invasion

It was clear from the get-go that the shooting of Daniel Deleon at a South Williams Street home had all the earmarks of a Make My Day case, à la the incident in which Filberto Alderete was cleared in the killing of the death of Jesus Sifuentes Jr. And now it's official. The homeowner in question has been exonerated, while alleged Deleon accomplices Zachery Montoya and Francine Segura face multiple felony counts.

Look below to see fresh mug shots of Montoya and Segura, as well as details from the Denver District Attorney's Office:


Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a man and a woman today in connection with a home robbery on July 20, 2010, in which a third suspect was shot and killed.

Zachery Montoya (dob: 05-01-78) and Francine Segura (04-12-81) are each charged with three counts of first-degree kidnapping (F1), three counts of second-degree kidnapping (F2, F3), two counts of aggravated robbery (F3), one count of first-degree assault (F3) and three counts of menacing (F5).

The charges allege that on July 20, 2010, Montoya, Segura and Daniel DeLeon (dob: 10-07-77) went to a home in the 2300 block of South Williams Street, tied up three occupants of the home and held them at gunpoint, demanding money. One of the victims was able to break out of the restraints; he got a hold of a gun that had been left by one of the suspects and fired a shot that killed DeLeon.

Montoya and Segura remain in custody in the Denver County Jail where they are being held without bond. They are scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom 2100 on August 3, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. to be formally advised of the charges.

The occupant who shot and killed DeLeon does not face any criminal charges.

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