Zoey Ripple: Felony trespassing beef for drunk CU grad shot by homeowner

Zoey Ripple, the recent CU graduate who was shot after drunkenly wandering into the wrong home, has now been formally charged with first-degree trespassing.

That's a felony, and it carries a potential penalty of up to five years in stir. But signals from Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett suggest that her punishment won't bring with it time behind bars.

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