After recent events, it may not be any wonder that a Colorado man is running from the law. The 37-year-old man is accused of a horrific crime, and police are now focusing on family members and friends who may be helping him elude capture. In fact, three days after the incident, a relative of the man was arrested for allegations of accessory to attempted murder.
Witnesses say the man was arguing with a woman who was believed to be his wife while she sat in a car with a 14-year-old girl. The argument reportedly became violent, and the man allegedly poured an accelerant into the car and set the woman on fire. When first responders arrived, the car was in flames, and the woman and girl were still inside. The girl was said to have attempted to put out the flames, and she was also badly burned.
Both victims were taken to the hospital and listed as stable, although the woman’s condition is critical. Meanwhile, when the man allegedly used his cell phone to call a relative, police were able to trace the call to a woman’s house and subsequently arrested her for being an accessory. She is in a Colorado jail on $3,000 bond, and the man remains at large.
The man faces allegations of two counts of attempted first degree murder, along with charges of arson, domestic violence and child abuse. However, even those accused of heinous crimes have rights that must be defended. Without proper defense, he may be denied due process. A criminal defense attorney can protect the man’s rights and make sure that all mitigating factors in this case are considered.
Source: gazette.com, “Woman arrested in connection with Colorado Springs murder attempt“, Ellie Mulder, Nov. 9, 2016