Man found guilty in 1994 cold case

DENVER – Twenty years after the crime happened, a jury found one of the three suspects in a 1994 home invasion robbery and double murder guilty. The case remained unsolved until it was reopened as part of Denver's Cold Case Project.

DNA evidence linked Andre Jackson, 44, Samuel Sims, 43, and Jackie McConnell, 39, to the crime, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.

On June 12, 1994, the Denver Police Department found three people who had been attacked and tortured at 3434 Larimer Street. One of the victims was also sexually assaulted.

Two of the victims later died, and the lone survivor told police that intruders had come into his home at 3 a.m. They demanded money and drugs, and then attacked them.

Jackson has been found guilty of first-degree murder, four counts of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Sims is scheduled to go to trial in September for first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and sexual assault.

McConnell pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree murder. He's slated to be sentenced in October.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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