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Did Matthew Burnett accidentally kill his best pal after catching him with his wife? (11)

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Update: Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Matthew Burnett on suspicion of first-degree murder after police found the body of a still-unidentified man in the middle of a Broomfield street; see our previous coverage below.

Now, an arrest affidavit has been released -- and according to the document, Burnett went after the man, said to be his best friend, due to what appears to be a fit of jealousy, then dragged the victim in the street in the hope that a passerby would help him.

As we've reported, the body was discovered Saturday morning, August 17, on the 2500 block of 134th Circle. Here's an interactive graphic of the area near the scene; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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The aforementioned affidavit was obtained by the Broomfield Enterprise, which reports that Burnett and his wife, Carissa Koch, invited the eventual victim over to their place the previous Friday to down a few drinks and eyeball a movie.

After watching part of the flick, Koch and the man went outside to smoke a cigarette, then disappeared for what Burnett described to investigators as "a long time." So he went in search of them and claims to have found the pair in a spare bedroom -- and "a compromising position."

At that point, the Enterprise-obtained affidavit continues, Burnett slugged the man in the face and gave him enough of a shove that the victim fell backward.

If this seems like a relatively minor altercation, Burnett told police it turned major when the man struck his head on a small table during his tumble -- and the blow proved fatal.

Afterward, Burnett told the cops he pulled the man into the street and left him there with the idea that a good Samaritan might spot him and call for assistance.

How much time passed between the fatal fall and the discovery of the body, at just past 6:30 a.m. the day after movie night turned sour? If the gap was large, why didn't Burnett push aside his panic at some point and dial 911 himself? And what was happening to his wife during this span? These questions don't have answers right now -- but we imagine prosecutors will be among those asking them in the future.

Continue for our previous coverage of Matthew Burnett's arrest, including a larger version of his booking photo.


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9 comments
tituspullojr
tituspullojr

Guys, never, ever, get married. I mean really.
 He should have killed his wife instead.

jareal333
jareal333

So Burnett loses his wife and best friend and will probably got to jail. That is a bad day. I would have killed him too. I would have killed both of them. What kind of skank wife and shit friend do this? I feel bad for Burnett. I hope he gets a light sentence.

Roy.Munson
Roy.Munson

Take that, you freaky piece of shit! You don't mow another guy's lawn!

veaseylover
veaseylover

Do not sleep with another man's wife. In his home. Under the guise of friendship. Passion can make us do ugly things

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

What an extremely sad story.  Seems like all involved acted poorly and all are responsible for the person's death in my opinion.

"There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.” - Hosseini

Garret Jordan
Garret Jordan

I hope and pray that you rot in prison Matthew P Burnett! I'll be waiting for you!

jackkemo1979
jackkemo1979

This waste of skin killed my best friend! I will be in the court room on my late pals birthday just to lock eyes with this worm. I hope you are being turned out in jail - butt raped in other words! You took someone very precious to me and many others.... May you rot in prison you piece of shit!
                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                    Garret Jordan  

GuestWho
GuestWho topcommenter

@nancylobato   Why didn't Carissa call 911?  IMO she and the deceased are also "monsters" that were the catalyst for "this horrific crime" and Carissa should have called for help and is partly to blame for the outcome.  I doubt anyone thinks this is an "excuse to take a life" but all of these people are only victims of their own actions.  If any one of them would have acted responsibly this would have never happened.

veaseylover
veaseylover

@Garret Jordan He was doing another man's wife in said man's house. Danger Will Robinson!  


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