AURORA, Colo. — And man charged in the deadly 2020 stabbing of a woman in an Aurora apartment pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, court records show.
Marcos Gutierrez, 23, was facing a charge of first-degree murder after deliberation in the stabbing that left Airica May Beaty, 20, dead and a man injured.
Aurora Police Department said officers responded around 10 p.m. on April 11, 2020 to a report of an unknown problem at the Amber Apartments, which is located at 1945 Peoria St. near the intersection of Peoria and East Montview Boulevard.
Officers found Beaty and a man who were stabbed in a fifth-floor apartment, and they were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Beaty died from her injuries, and the man's injuries were not life-threatening, according to police.
Court records show the second-degree murder charge was added on June 24, 2022, the same day Gutierrez pleaded guilty.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9 in Adams County court.
Jennifer Campbell-Hicks contributed to the reporting in this story.
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