Denver Officials Release Illegal Alien Who Beat A Man To Death

DENVER, CO (KDVR) – Prosecutors in Denver have declined to file homicide charges against a teenage jail inmate who allegedly beat another inmate to death on Monday.

Now he’s free and wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the Denver City Jail already released him.

Police, prosecutors and jail sources said 19-year-old Ricardo Lopez Vera got into a “mutual combat” fight with 42-year-old William Anderson in or near the shower area in pod H on Monday morning.

The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner confirmed Anderson’s death, but has not released details or cause.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office decision to not prosecute Lopez-Vera allowed him to make bail less than 40 hours after the fatal fight.

The FOX31 Problem Solvers have learned federal immigration officials had a detainer in place for Lopez-Vera, but despite that, the Denver Sheriff Department released him Wednesday morning.

Jail records show Lopez-Vera was in jail for a misdemeanor warrant and an outside immigration matter.

Records also indicate the Aurora Police Department had a fugitive hold for Lopez-Vera.

Aurora police confirmed officers had stopped Lopez-Vera in a stolen vehicle earlier this summer, but said Wednesday he was not on hold for pickup.

In February, Denver City Jail released another inmate who was wanted by U.S. Customs for possible deportation. That inmate was a suspect in a light rail station homicide.

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3 thoughts on “Denver Officials Release Illegal Alien Who Beat A Man To Death

  1. Maybe their idea of trying to get back at the Federal Authorities will backfire and being nice may cost one of THEIR loved ones life.I would be sad for the innocent relative but maybe wake up these idiots that this is not a game.Who may die because of their game?

  2. Its a profound betrayal of the public trust and the citizens should start suing the city for negligence and dereliction of duty. The citizens need to stand up and DEMAND accountability or they have no right to complain. The people had better get off their apathetic butts and start using the power they have….while they still have it.

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