Murder suspect Daniel Ryan appeared in court briefly yesterday. The DailyPress reports that the victim’s family is outraged that the judge allows the continuances because they thought everything was investigated. The 23-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and fatal child abuse in the September 11, 2010 death of Hailey Rocha. She was only 14-months-old. The case has been continued to March 28th. Rumor has it that Ryan is working out a plea deal but nothing has been made public yet.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 5:51a)
Bebb-Jones held without bond. A man extradited from Great Britain to Colorado and facing a murder charge in the 1997 death of his wife is being held in jail without bond. Marcus Bebb-Jones made his first court appearance Tuesday. Garfield County sheriff’s officials say Bebb-Jones arrived Saturday in Glenwood Springs. The 47-year-old is accused of killing his wife, Sabrina. She disappeared in 1997 and her skull was found in 2004 on Douglas Pass in northwestern Colorado. The couple owned a hotel in Grand Junction. A public defender was appointed to represent Bebb-Jones. Police arrested Bebb-Jones in Worcestershire, England, in 2009. He was extradited after U.S. prosecutors said they wouldn’t seek the death penalty if he is convicted.
Source: Daily Sentinel contributed to this story (Posted 5:57a)
Manhunt called off. Yesterday law enforcement officials called off a multi-agency search for a fugitive they say was involved in a car theft and armed carjacking in Fruita the day before. Mesa County Deputies worked overnight Monday into Tuesday combing an area between 9 1/2 and 10 roads and R and S roads. The search netted one suspect, 32-year-old German Martinez-Riveria of LA. Investigators believe the second, unidentified Hispanic man is armed, and they advise residents to lock their doors and windows, not pick up hitchhikers and report suspicious activity.