Category: Murder

2020 has been hard for many reasons, but Denver is suffering from a very specific problem on top of all that. Compared to last year, murder rates from January to May of this year are up an astounding 50%. This disturbing increase is part of a wave of violence that includes an additional 25% increase in aggravated assaults as well.

Several recent shootings have raised awareness of this violent wave

 

A trucker from Texas recently caused a multicar pileup on I-70 near Denver that killed four people, injured four more, and involved at least 28 vehicles.

 

The trucker has now been charged with 40 criminal counts, including four counts of vehicular homicide, six counts of first-degree assault, and 24 counts of attempted first-degree assault for the other motorists involved in the accident. He was also charged with manslaughter.