Jury Convicts Woman of Accessory To Attempted Murder

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Glenwood Springs, Colo. (AP) A woman accused of providing a hiding place for a man suspected of shooting and wounding a state trooper faces sentencing July 18 after being convicted of accessory charges.

A jury in Glenwood Springs deliberated 90 minutes Wednesday before finding Nicole Brownell guilty on two counts of being an accessory to attempted first-degree murder.

Brownell's 41st birthday is Thursday.

Prosecutors said the silt-area woman let Steven Appl stay at her residence after he shot state trooper Brian Koch during a traffic stop in October 2006. Appl later committed suicide at a checkpoint south of silt.

Koch remains in constant pain since the shooting, and his injuries have forced him to leave law enforcement work.

He's now a safety consultant with ConocoPhillips.

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