Affidavit: Daniel Stetzel Stabbed Mom With Screwdriver, Strangled Her Over Cigarette

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Kathleen Stetzel. More photos below.
Among those offering their condolences at the online obituary page for Grand Junction's Kathleen Stetzel is a person who notes that the woman everyone knew as Kathy always had a smile on her face, as seen in the photo above. The expression belies the horrific nature of her death, to which her troubled son, Daniel Stetzel, has allegedly confessed. An arrest affidavit quotes him as saying that he stabbed his mom with a screwdriver and strangled her to death with a sheet in a fight over a single cigarette. Additional photos and more details below.

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Videos: Watch Gamer Kootra Get SWATted in Hoax That Shut Down Schools

Jordan "Kootra" Coombs in a screen capture grabbed by 7News from a video shared here. More images and clips below.
"Uh-oh. This isn't good. They're clearing rooms. I think we're getting SWATted."

Those are the words said by Jordan "Kootra" Mathewson, founder of a Littleton-based gaming group called The Creatures, just before police burst into the studio from which he was live-streaming Counter-Strike. Why? A hoax call about an active shooter that wound up with schools throughout the area being locked down. A video of the entire exchange, plus photos, extra clips and details below.

See also: Photos: Ten Best Cities for Gamers -- and Denver's Score

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Home Invasion Suspects Confronted by Owner Fled in His Vehicle, Still at Large

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A photo from the scene tweeted by Fox31's Chris Jose. Additional images and more below.
Within the hour, the Denver Police Department tweeted about a home invasion on the 7000 block of East Exposition.

The home's owner is said to have confronted the suspects, who allegedly fled the scene in the owner's vehicle. Continue for the details shared to date.

See also: Pot grow house was the destination in home invasion and kidnapping, sheriff's office says

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Amanda Suhr, Busted in Federal Hit-and-Run: SIC...4LIFE Sticker, Juggalo Connections

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A photo from Amanda Suhr's Facebook page. More images below.
The bumper sticker on the car 24-year-old Amanda Suhr is said to have been driving when she allegedly struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene read "SIC...4LIFE."

The sticker, and some attentive witnesses, made it easy for authorities to track down Suhr, who appears to be a Juggalo -- a fan of the group Insane Clown Posse. Photos and more details below.

See also: Juggalos Fight Back: Insane Clown Posse fans in Colorado and beyond claim discrimination

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Joseph Ellsworth, Ex-Denver Cop Turned Sex Offender: Attempted Child Sex Assault Bust

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Joseph Ellsworth. More photos below.
Earlier today, we told you about the arrest of Mark Beluscak, who's at least the eighth Denver police officer to get into trouble in 2014 alone.

As for Joseph Ellsworth, he's an ex-Denver Cop -- very ex, since he hasn't been on the force since the 1990s. Since then, he's become a registered sex offender -- and now, he's been charged with attempted sexual assault on a child after arranging to meet a fifteen-year-old girl for sex, not realizing she was actually an undercover policewoman. Details below.

See also: Mark Beluscak, Busted for Child Abuse, Is the Latest Denver Police Officer in Trouble

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Mark Beluscak, Busted for Child Abuse, Is the Latest Denver Police Officer in Trouble

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A 2010 photo of Officer Mark Beluscak shared by West Denver Cop Watch. A video and more below.
As we've reported, at least seven Denver police officers have gotten into trouble in 2014, with offenses ranging from departmental violations (like keeping 600 nude photos on a work cell phone) to alleged assaults, prostitute-solicitation and more; see our previous coverage below.

Now there's an eighth case: Officer Mark Beluscak has been arrested in Douglas County on a misdemeanor child abuse accusation. Details below.

See also: See seven Denver cops to get in trouble in 2014, including just-busted Daniel Diaz de Leon

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Photos: Ten More Unsolved Colorado Murders and Personal Stories of Victims

Sarah Skiba. Learn more about her tragic story and those of nine other victims below.
Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado homicides listed on the Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website -- including the rape and murder of Jacqueline Gallegos, whose alleged killer, Andre Jackson, was just convicted. Unfortunately, however, there's no shortage of people who have not yet been punished after committing society's most heinous crime, including the suspected murderer of nine-year-old Sarah Skiba, seen here.

Continue to learn about ten more mysteries, featuring photos and personal stories of the victims as featured on the FOHVAMP site, and click on victim names for more details, including law-enforcement contact info if you can help finally bring their killers to justice.

See also: Andre Jackson Found Guilty in Brutal Cold Case Rape and Murder

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Do You Recognize Man Who Entered Woman's Home and Touched Her As She Slept?

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Full-size illustration and more below.
Imagine awaking in the middle of the night to find an intruder laying his hands on you very much without your knowledge or permission. That's what happened to a Denver woman yesterday morning at just about this time.

Continue for the where, the when, the full-size suspect sketch and how you can help earn him a pair of handcuffs fitted just for him.

See also: Photos: The ABCs of Denver's unregistered sex offenders

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Lisa Marie Lesyshen Ditches Insanity Bid, Pleads Guilty to Killing Son Asher, Nine

Lisa Marie Lesyshen in court earlier this year. Photos, videos and more below.
In February, Lisa Marie Lesyshen pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of her nine-year-old son Asher -- an act that was followed by a suicide bid that left her paralyzed.

Now, however, she's reversed course, admitting to second-degree murder in an arrangement that netted her a forty-year prison sentence. Continue for more about the tragic events that led to Asher's death and the court drama that followed, including photos, videos and an original document.

See also: Lisa Marie Lesyshen enters insanity plea in killing of her nine-year-old son, Asher

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Leah Dyer Blames Media in Abuse Case: 7-Year-Old Weighed 37 Pounds, Couldn't Walk

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Leah Dyer in a 7News photo. Additional images and more below.
"You've destroyed my family," Leah Dyer told members of the media at the 8th Judicial District courthouse in Fort Collins yesterday. But prosecutors believe Dyer and her husband, Douglas, did a pretty good job of that all by themselves. The Dyers are accused of neglecting their daughter, who, when she was taken from their home at age seven, couldn't walk, talk or hold up her head, wasn't toilet trained and weighed just 37 pounds. Continue for photos and details from a police report included below.

See also: Lorinda Bailey Pleads Guilty in Child Abuse Case Marked by Feces and Flies

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