Charges delayed for triple-homicide suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Prosecutors have until March 20 to file charges against Jaacob Vanwinkle.

9 News (KUSA) Denver

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Prosecutors have been granted more time to file charges against a man accused of killing a mother and her two young children in Canon City.

A judge on Wednesday agreed to give prosecutors until March 20 to file charges against Jaacob Vanwinkle.

Fremont County District Attorney Thom LeDoux (La-DOO') said they want the investigation to advance further before filing charges. One thing they're still waiting for is preliminary autopsy results.

Vanwinkle was told by a judge at his first appearance hearing on Monday he could be facing charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

He's accused of sexually assaulting the woman's teenage daughter, who fled their home Sunday night and alerted a neighbor.

The Canon City Daily Record reports Vanwinkle is being represented by public defender Daniel Zettler.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 250193041 - nbc11news.com/a?a=250193041
Gray Television, Inc.