Joshua Hoppe Busted in Shooting of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Him With a Machete (10)

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A 7News image of Joshua Hoppe as he was taken into custody this morning. More images and two videos below.
Around 2 a.m. this morning, Joshua Hoppe, 32, was arrested in east Denver on suspicion of murder. Last week, Hoppe allegedly killed 55-year-old James Barnes, who witnesses say had been threatening him with a machete. Photos, videos and details below.

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

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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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Nancy Jo Arias After Killing Husband: "I'm One of Those Persons Who Get the Last Word" (9)

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Nancy Jo Arias. Additional photos below.
Judging by her account in an arrest affidavit, Nancy Jo Arias had every reason to be angry at her husband, Phil Lobato. After all, he allegedly reacted to accusations that he'd cheated on his longtime spouse by hitting her in the face. But she's the one facing a first-degree murder charge after running over him with her car. She's quoted as telling an officer, "I'm one of those persons who gets the last word." Photos and details below.

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Broadway and Arapahoe Killing Was Not a Random Act, Cops Say (8)

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Crime scene images courtesy of 7News. Additional photos and more below.
Members of the Littleton Police Department have been on the scene of a homicide near the intersection of Broadway and Arapahoe throughout last night and the wee hours of this morning. Meanwhile, the search for a suspect is ongoing in a crime that doesn't appear to be a random act of violence. Here's what's been made public thus far.

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Woman killed near West 14th and Knox Court involved in Fatal Attraction relationship? (7)

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Photos from 9News coverage. See more below.
The Denver Police Department hasn't exactly issued a gusher of information about a weekend homicide near the intersection of West 14th Avenue and Knox Court. But reports suggest that the victim is a woman in her thirties who had been involved in what one neighbor characterizes as a Fatal Attraction-style relationship.

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Photos: Man shot to death in pickup on Xanadu Street in Aurora, suspect at large (6)

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A photo tweeted from the scene by 7News' Eric Lupher. Additional images and more below.
Gunfire rang out near an Aurora apartment complex late last night, shattering the quiet and ending a life. The Aurora Police Department confirms that one man is dead and a suspect is at large in the case. Here's what we know thus far.

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Two hit by gunfire, one dead near East 35th and Elm in first of two weekend shootings (5)

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There were two violent flare-ups over the weekend, with a total of four people shot. In the first incident, one person has died. In the second, police believe one of the wounded is a victim while the other is a suspect. Details below.

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Photos: Isabella Guzman's insanity plea accepted for stabbing her mom 151 times

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Isabella Guzman in court yesterday, from 9News coverage.
Last August, when eighteen-year-old Isabella Guzman was arrested for murder, an arrest affidavit on view below estimated that she'd stabbed her mom 79 times. But subsequent evaluation determined there were even more knife wounds -- 151 of them in all.

Now, however, a judge has accepted Guzman's not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea in the same jurisdiction where prosecutors are continuing to seek the death penalty despite Aurora theater shooter James Holmes doing the same thing. See photos and a video and get more information about this shocking case below.

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Randy Bender, murder victim, on Facebook: "None ya haters can bring me down" (4)

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Randy Bender in a photo from his Facebook page. Additional images, a video and more below.
Update: Randy Bender's last Facebook profile photo features him posing alongside a gravestone. Now, however, Bender himself is dead, the victim of a shooting at an extended stay motel about which we reported last week; see our previous coverage below.

Police don't believe Bender was a victim of a random crime -- and as you'll see, his Facebook page is filled with posts about people with whom he's had beefs.

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Do you recognize persons of interest in El Shaddai Ministries murder case? (3)

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Yesterday, we told you about a fatal shooting at a Lakewood motel in which clues are scarce. Neither is there a surplus of info available about a previous murder outside the El Shaddai International Ministries. However, the Denver Police Department has released a series of photos depicting persons of interest in the incident, which left one man dead. See them and get additional details below.

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