Suspect in Clifton shooting makes court appearance

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A man accused of first-degree murder was in court Tuesday morning.

Michael James Simpson has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Marcos Ramon Acosta-Estrella.

He faces additional charges in connection to the shooting of three other victims.

The shooting happened in Clifton in July.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office says the night of the shootings the victims were having a birthday party for one of the victim’s children.

Simpson is being held on a $1 million bond.

Tuesday his attorneys requested a reduction in bond, but that request was denied and Simpson remains in custody at the Mesa County Jail.

A third of the courtroom was filled with family and friends there to support Simpson. His attorneys declined to comment.

The alleged co-conspirator in the case, Joshua Cole, was also in court Tuesday.

He is facing charges of accessory after the fact and is currently out of bond.

He also faces additional charges of violating his probation.


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  • by leslie Location: mexico on Sep 3, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    this persona Marcos Acosta is my Dad Please i want to know more about him and his family this is my e-mail leslie_05vadillo@hotmail.com if you know somethimg about him or my sisters let me know ASAP
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