Police: No charges to be filed in Keith Dady death

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— Steamboat police announced Thursday that no charges will be filed against Josh Burns after a scuffle led to the death of his friend Keith Dady.

Dady died Dec. 9 in a Denver hospital after fighting with Burns on Dec. 4. The two were described as longtime friends.

Dady reportedly burst into Burns’ room in their shared condo on Columbine Drive and attacked Burns. Burns told police he threw Dady off of him. The way Dady landed — upside down leaning against a bookcase — is thought to have blocked the flow of oxygen and caused asphyxiation. Dady reportedly had been drinking that night.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Nick Bosick said the decision to not file charges against Burns was reached by police and the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office after a joint review of the case.

“He acted in self defense, which people have a right to do, and unfortunately, that resulted in the death of his friend, Mr. Dady,” Bosick said.

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kathy foos 4 years, 4 months ago

Not saying that he didnt act in self defense,but why not render some aid so the man could live?The Caputos just walked away also leaving someone for dead,That used to be manslaughter,inflicting injury and then leaving the scene,with no one to help the injured.Go figure.

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obamanation 4 years, 4 months ago

JOSH DID ACT IN SELF DEFENSE AND CALLED 911 AND DIDN'T WANT HIS FRIEND TO DIE. IT WAS VERY SAD HE DID ALL HE COULD DO TO SAVE HIM. THE FACT IS IS THAT KING ALCOHOL IS THE KILLER IN THIS SITUATION, A LOT LIKE A LOT OF OTHER HORRIBLE THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THIS TOWN. FYI JOSH WASN'T INTOXICATED............

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