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Examining domestic violence in Routt County

Incidents involving the most horrific form of domestic violence repeatedly have shocked the Routt County community in recent years.

Cisneros gets life in prison

Woman found guilty of 1st-degree murder for killing daughter

A jury found Luz Cisneros, 34, guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday for the Sept. 6, 2007, death of her 1-year-old daughter, Brianna Simon. Judge Michael O'Hara sentenced her to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Cisneros testifies at murder trial

Woman accused of killing child says she never intended to harm her

Accused mother spoke about caring for her child when she was ill; prosecutors suggest there are discrepancies between testimony and what Cisneros told police.

Murder case mistrial possible

Cisneros proceedings in jeopardy because of possible perjury

Trial proceedings for murder suspect Luz Cisneros adjourned Wednesday on the cusp of a mistrial.

Defense: Cisneros snapped

Defender says woman accused of murder 'was not herself'

Although the death of 1-year-old Brianna Simon at the hands of her mother was a "tragedy," it was not first-degree murder, public defender Emily Wickham said as Luz Cisneros' trial began Tuesday.

Murder trial will remain in Routt

Jury selection expected to conclude today

The murder trial of Luz Cisneros will take place in Routt County after District Court Judge Michael O'Hara denied a change-of-venue request made by the defense. Jury selection is expected to conclude today.

Cisneros wants venue change

Murder suspect's trial scheduled for next week

Murder suspect Luz Cisneros is seeking a change of venue for her upcoming trial, which is scheduled to begin Monday in Routt County District Court.

Cisneros hearing to continue next month

No decision given on Cisneros murder hearing evidence

Motions hearings for Luz Cisneros' upcoming murder trial will continue next month in Routt County District Court. Cisneros' defense, seeking to suppress most of her statements to police and evidence gathered from her residence, ran out of time to call all of its witnesses on the second day of the hearing Friday.

Evidence debated for Cisneros murder trial

Motions hearing continues today for Cisneros murder case

District Court Judge Michael O'Hara could make rulings today determining what, if any, evidence will be excluded from Luz Cisneros' upcoming murder trial, as the case's motions hearing continues at the Routt County Justice Center.

Cisneros pleads not guilty in murder case

Luz Cisneros, the Steamboat Springs woman accused of killing her 1-year-old daughter, entered a plea of not guilty Thursday in Routt County District Court. Her trial is scheduled to begin in September.

No plea bargain in Cisneros case

Mother of slain 1-year-old expected to stand trial for murder

The District Attorney's Office will not offer a plea bargain in Luz Cisneros' murder case, and the matter will proceed to trial, Assistant District Attorney Kerry St. James said Wednesday in Routt County Court.

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Affidavits cite threats

Police: Cisneros repeatedly spoke of killing baby, herself

The mother of slain 1-year-old Brianna Simon had threatened to kill herself and her daughter in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 6 incident that left Brianna dead in her Steamboat Springs home, according to police affidavits made public Thursday.

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