Murder suspect Daniel Abeyta advised of charges Tuesday

11:15 AM, Aug 27, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - A man accused of killing his neighbor appeared in court on Tuesday.

Daniel Abeyta, 31, was advised of the charges he is facing.

He is facing three felony charges, including first-degree murder. The charges are all linked to a police standoff in early August.

Police say Abeyta shot a woman in the leg at a home in the 2200 block of South Irving Street. When Sandra Roskilly, a neighbor, heard the woman screaming, she went to help.

That is when investigators say Abeyta shot and killed the 47-year-old neighbor. Then, police say he shot at propane tanks in the street at officers approached.

Denver officers eventually shot and wounded Abeyta and took him into custody.

In addition to three felony charges, Abeyta also faces a misdemeanor child abuse charge.

Abeyta's next hearing is on Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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