June 9, 2012
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After hearing three days of testimony, a Routt County jury acquitted Steven Torres of three counts of attempted first-degree murder and illegally discharging a firearm. Instead, the jury found Torres guilty of felony menacing and three counts of misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
The defense strategy became clear during opening statements Friday at the attempted-murder trial of Steven Torres. Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann told the jury, “The shot that Mr. Torres fired at the Tap House bar was a shot to scare. It wasn’t a shot to kill.”
After a full day of questioning Thursday, Judge Shelley Hill was able to scrape together a 12-member jury.
In preparation, 150 people have been told to show up that morning to possibly serve on the 12-member jury.
A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault related to the May beating of another man in the City Market parking lot and has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Last spring, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office filed a combined 32 misdemeanor charges and six felony charges against the men after a joint investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for the man accused of firing a gun toward three people June 9 outside a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.
The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has filed nine additional charges that a potential jury could consider against the man accused of firing a gun toward two male bouncers and a woman in a bar.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled again for the man accused of firing a gun toward three people June 9 in a downtown Steamboat Springs bar.
Steven Torres, 57, is considering a plea deal relating to the June 9 incident in which he is accused of firing a gun toward three people in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has filed three counts of attempted first-degree murder against the man suspected of firing a single gunshot Friday night at The Tap House Sports Grill.
A 57-year-old Steamboat Springs man is in custody after police say he shot at bouncers after being kicked out of The Tap House Sports Grill on Friday night. No one was injured.