JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — One of six codefendents in a case involving a 33-year-old woman who was tied to a chair, burned and assaulted has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
Angelique Lopez, 29, was found guilty in January after the victim on May 13, 2019 was forced to a room at the Big Bunny Motel in Lakewood, secured to a chair using duct tape and zip-ties and was repeatedly assaulted over the next three hours, the DA said.
Part of that assault included being burned with cigarettes and large sticks of incense, the DA said, adding that she was also threatened with a gun. The DA said the victim was then injected with a cocktail of methamphetamine and heroin and dumped in a parking lot, where someone found her and called 911.
Lopez was convicted of the following:
- Aggravated witness intimidation
- Second-degree kidnapping
- Third-degree assault
- False imprisonment
Lopez and her five codefendents believed the victim had given information to police about a crime, according to the DA. Four have already pleaded guilty in the case and been sentenced to prison, with the final case still pending.
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