Man in Critical Condition After Being Stabbed at Montbello Rec Center

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A Twitpic from the scene courtesy of 9News. Additional photos and more below.
The Montbello Recreation Center isn't frequently a hot Twitter subject -- but that changed last night. Among the tweets on the topic was this one: "WTF.... Someone got stabbed at the Montbello rec? Wow."

Also tweeting on the topic was the Denver Police Department, which shared details of a crime that left one man in critical condition and two others in custody. Here's the latest.

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Aaron Lopez, Brianna Ortiz Charged in Boogie Down Shooting, Christopher Uvalle Surrenders

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Christopher Uvalle. Additional photos below.
Update: Last week, we told you about a shooting at the Boogie Down Bar & Grill; see our previous coverage below.

No suspect information was available in the immediate aftermath of the gunplay. But yesterday, the Denver Police Department released the name of a suspect: Christopher Uvalle, age 22. Here's a closer look at Uvalle, who turned himself in to authorities within hours of the DPD alert -- plus (update number two) pics and information about Brianna Ortiz and Aaron Lopez, who are being charged in the case.

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Michael McGinley Busted for Threats in DA "Mr. F*cking Mitch Morrissey's Office"

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Michael McGinley. Additional photos and more below.
It's never a good idea for you to make profanity-filled death threats to anyone -- and particularly to the woman who was your spouse for three decades. But even stupider is doing so when the victim is in the district attorney's office making a complaint against you. Because one of the prosecutors might just record what you're saying about his boss, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey.

Or, as Michael McGinley allegedly referred to him: "Mr. fucking Mitch Morrissey."

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Sixth Murder at Sterling Triggers Investigation of Troubled Prison

A Facebook photo of Cody Gray.
The recent murder of an inmate at the Sterling Correctional Facility -- the sixth homicide at the state's largest prison since 2010 -- has prompted Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Rick Raemisch to promise an "intensive" investigation into the circumstances of the death. The killing comes in the wake of claims that prison staff at Sterling have repeatedly placed at-risk prisoners, particularly sex offenders, in life-threatening situations.

"This is our house," Raemisch said in an interview with Westword yesterday morning. "These people are our responsibility."

See also: Sterling Prison Murders Blamed on Staff Indifference, Misconduct

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Photos: Platinum 84 Strip Club Early Morning Shooting Hurts Two, One Possibly Critical

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A cropped version of an NSFW photo on view in its entirety below, along with additional crime-scene images.
Update: Early Thursday morning, Eray Wilson, a suspect in the Platinum 84 shooting, surrendered to Federal Heights authorities, who are also keeping their eye on two thus-far-unnamed individuals. Our original post follows.

A short time ago, in a post about a bicyclist hurt in a drive-by shooting near 31st and Stout, we noted that Denver has lately been stricken with regular incidents of late-night/early morning violence. Another example: gunplay outside Platinum 84, a Federal Heights strip club. Two people were injured, with one possibly in critical condition, toward the end of an evening touted on the venue's Facebook page with the photo on view here (see the full-sized NSFW version below) and the promise that the action would be "smoking hot."

See also: Bicyclist's Arms and Legs Wounded in Shooting Near 31st and Stout Alley, Suspect at Large

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Bicyclist's Arms and Legs Wounded in Shooting Near 31st and Stout Alley, Suspect at Large

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A cropped version of a photo from the scene courtesy of 9News.
The late night/early morning violence in Denver this summer shows no signs of ebbing, with multiple life-threatening acts taking place after the sun set yesterday. Among the most shocking: the shooting of a cyclist in an alley near 31st and Stout. Here's what we know thus far.

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Christipher Baker Sentenced For Incest, Strangling Best Friend Over a Pizza

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Christipher Baker. More photos and a video below.
Christipher Baker has been sentenced to serve fourteen years behind bars -- which actually sounds modest given the crimes he's been convicted of committing.

Baker pleaded guilty to sexually molesting his own three-year-old daughter and then strangling his best friend, reportedly after an argument over a pizza. Photos, video and details below.

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Justin Pohlmann, Accused Work-Crew Pistol Whipper: His Past Brushes With the Law

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Justin Pohlmann. More images below.
A work crew hired to clear trees isn't the most likely target for violence -- but Larimer County Sheriff's Office reps believe not one but two people employed in this capacity were victims of pistol whippings and fired shots courtesy of Denver's Justin Pohlmann.

Turns out Pohlmann's had previous brushes with the law, including an attempted murder charge for which he was acquitted. More details below.

See also: Photos: Larimer County's twenty most wanted -- and the one just busted

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

Lorinda Bailey. Photos, videos and an original document below.
Last October, we told you about one of the most disturbing child abuse stories in recent memory: the arrest of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey for abusing and neglecting their four boys, ages two, four, five and six, in a case whose feces-and-flies filled details were absolutely horrifying.

Now, Bailey has pleaded guilty and Sperling is scheduled for a status hearing to determine if he's competent to stand trial. Here's the latest.

See also: Wayne Sperling's child abuse bust: Swarms of flies, piles of feces

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Early-Morning Stabbing Victim Stumbles Into Colfax Days Inn, Suspect at Large

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A photo of the scene courtesy of 7News. An interactive graphic and more below.
Those who work the overnight shift at Colfax motels no doubt have some tales to tell -- but we hope few of them experience what a Days Inn employee witnessed today. Mere hours ago at this writing, a clerk discovered that the person who stumbled into the lobby at the business had just been stabbed. Details and more below.

See also: Has West Colfax become your one-stop street-stabbing headquarters?

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