Matthew Burnett sentenced for murder, child porn collected at his daycare-center home

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Matthew Burnett. Photos and more below.
Last August, we told you about the arrest of Matthew Burnett after a friend of his turned up dead. The initial speculation was that he'd killed the man after catching him with his wife.

Now, Burnett has been sentenced in the slaying, as well as for possessing a slew of child-porn images -- an offense made even more disturbing by the fact that his wife (who's already pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence) ran a daycare center out of their home. Photos, details and more below.

As we've reported, the body of a man later identified as 34-year-old James Fernandez 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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An affidavit in the case was obtained by the Broomfield Enterprise, which reported that Burnett and his wife, Carissa Koch, invited Fernandez over to their place the previous Friday to down a few drinks and eyeball a movie.

After watching part of the flick, the report says 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 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 said 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.

An autopsy subsequently cast doubt on this tale. Turns out Fernandez died of strangulation, not a fatal fall.

Prosecutors estimate that it took Burnett as long as four minutes to choke the life out of him.

How did Koch respond to what happened?

Continue for more about the sentencing of Matthew Burnett, including additional photos.

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Putin
Putin

we all know Manchelle Obama is a transvestite and Barry is his anal queen

Vince Reef
Vince Reef

I won't hide behind my computer Andres DeMorin. Inbox me.

Colorado Overgrown
Colorado Overgrown

And people still support our fucking government haha smh.... When a plant can get you more time then what this sick fuck did.... It's time to restructure this shit hole of a country.

Garret Jordan
Garret Jordan

Let me get ahold of you and I'll show you butt hurt fool....It is so easy to make stupid comments when there is nobody around to hold you accountable for your words. Coward!

Ember Davidson
Ember Davidson

I hope someone gets this pervert in jail, that is not enough time.

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

"Eyeball a movie", it's the stuff of Pulitzers, init?

Andrae Lucio
Andrae Lucio

Some get the death penalty and most would get life for murder, why would he only get 38 years?

Abby Nicole
Abby Nicole

Agreed Garret! You're as disgusting as this killer, Andres DeMoron!!!

Abby Nicole
Abby Nicole

This fucker should've received a life sentence!! Disgusted with our system!

Matt Burnette
Matt Burnette

I told you about that e at the end. It's what separates me from the criminals.

Joclyn Garcia
Joclyn Garcia

Our system is fucked when murderers get less time served than drug offenses!

Vince Reef
Vince Reef

You are a dumb ass Andres DeMorin get the facts right before you go off and make assumptions.

Ashley Marie Martinez
Ashley Marie Martinez

That's not enough!!! These predators RUIN lives of children and don't get life in prison?? What a society we live in

Mark Oinen
Mark Oinen

so what about the girlfriend? I heard she ran a daycare there? no punishment there?

Garret Jordan
Garret Jordan

You have no idea what the fuck you are talking about! So shut the fuck up!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Just another conservative that lacks self control.

Aundra Thompson
Aundra Thompson

Why does having documents showing the rape of a child only get six years!! Apparently the judicial system is disgustingly lenient

Dawn Baker
Dawn Baker

He's just disgusting !!!! Ugg ugg ick eewww just saying!

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

Just another day in pearly white suburbia...I mean, the victim clearly had it coming...after all, he was probably an illegal alien who couldn't help himself but get his jollies with another man's wife...a man who happened to get his jollies off to kids. ah well....

Nevada Lee Furrow
Nevada Lee Furrow

And you can still get life in jail for pot?... fuck this dude and our whole system

Steve Schneider
Steve Schneider

This guy only gets 38 for murder and a getaway driver gets life plus 48 or so years I don't get it

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga


... and yet he is a confirmed liberal from a liberal background just as the vast majority of mass murderers and child molesters are.    

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... why does actually Raping Children get ZERO years ... when done by 100s of Catholic Priests?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga Here are just a few more examples of your peers, fishingforyounghairlessboys.  Your image proves my point:

Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. and Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence both of Washington, D.C. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

Republican Congressman Donald “Buz” Lukens of Columbus, Ohio was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio of Burke, Virginia was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

Republican activist Mark A. Grethen of Colorado Springs. Colorado was convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.

Republican activist Randal David Ankeney of El Paso County, Arizona pled guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child.

Republican Congressman Dan Crane of Illinois had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.

Republican activist and Christian Coalition and South Carolina Republican leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline of Orange County, California was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga This typical republican is of special interest:

Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. and Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence both of Washington, D.C. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga Your conservative republican/libertarian friends won't all fit on one post:

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz of Richland County, Ohio pled guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain of Monroe County, Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth of Kannapolis, N.C., is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader of Witchita, Kansas pled guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency of Camden, New Jersey pled guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge of Soputhbay, California was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

Republican pastor Mike Hintz of Des Moines, Iowa, who George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

Republican legislator Peter Dibble of New London, Connecticut pled no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer of Arizona was charged with molesting his 9-year old step daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial.


muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga Thank you for sharing your feelings, wrong as they are.  Here are several examples:

Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania pled no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo of Floyd County, Kentucky was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.

Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins of Asbury Park, New Jersey pled guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker of Nashua, New Hampshire is a convicted child molester.

Republican Mayor Philip Giordano of Waterbury, Connecticut is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8 and 10-year old girls.

Republican Mayor John Gosek of Oswego, New York was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga 


As is typical of the mutt --- meaningless oral diarrhea.  

TOO OBTUSE TO BE OF USE.

ljosephs1
ljosephs1

Good Lord. That is so sick. I think sterilisation and triple the current sentences. So sad!

ljosephs1
ljosephs1

Wish it was just blah blah. It's not, is fact. What is wrong with you that you refuse to see. Stupid arse!

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