Cold case murder suspect in court

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Jerry Louis Nemnich, the suspect in a 1975 murder case, was in court this morning.

11News was in the courtroom as Deputy District Attorney Rich Tuttle announced the District Attorney's office was not going to seek the death penalty against Nemnich as the death penalty that existed in 1975 was found to be unconstitutional. Nemnich's preliminary hearing was also waived for 30 days.

Nemnich is the suspect in the 1975 stabbing deaths of 24-year-old Linda Benson and her daughter, 5-year-old Kelley. The two were found dead inside their Grand Junction apartment in July of 1975.

He was arrested at the Loma Port of Entry Wednesday, April 8. It was the only arrest made in the case.

11News will continue to follow this case.

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