Courts

Nov 27, 2013 1:24 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Man charged in 1996 slaying dies awaiting trial

DENVER (AP) - A man awaiting trial in the 1996 murder of a Denver woman has died in custody from pneumonia and other health complications.

The Denver District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that 69-year-old Chester Leroy Todd died of natural causes. He died on Saturday at Denver Health Medical Center.

Todd was charged with first-degree murder for the death of 27-year-old Sherri Lynn Majors. Majors was last seen leaving a Commerce City bar in March, 1996, and her body was found the next morning in a Denver alley.

Todd, who was a truck driver at the time of the slaying, allegedly abandoned his truck in Iowa shortly after the slaying when he learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

Police learned his whereabouts and arrested him in Las Vegas in 2011.

»Comments

More News

National
Story Photo

4 hours ago

3 Alarm Fire in Boston

Eleven people hurt tonight when an explosion, knocked a house off it's foundation in Boston, in the Dorchester area. It may have...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

14 hours ago

Rain & Snow On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4