Jan 30, 2010 1:01 PM by Greg Boyce

Three more arrested in Piserchio murder

Three women were arrested in Colorado Springs this afternoon in the Robert Piserchio murder case.  Karen Depierre, Sheena Baker and Elizabeth Abeyta were arrested in El Paso County.  All are charged with murder, robbery and theft.

Piserchio was murdered in his home, on December 10. None of the three women were present, according to court records.

Their involvement came earlier. Less than two weeks prior, Piserchio had filed a report with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office saying his wallet had been stolen. According to the report three women had come to his home in late November, one of them claiming to be ill. He let them in, and after they had gone he realized his wallet had been stolen.

Twelve days later he was robbed and beaten in his home and during the attack died of a heart attack. Four men have been charged--three of those are already in custody, including Aaron Wilkerson.

Affidavits for Arrest Warrants filed Friday in Pueblo District Court set forth the prosecution case. According to the documents one of the women has a half-sister who had once dated Piserchio and knew he had money and that was the reason they went to his house.  The wallet contained Piserchio's drivers license, a credit card and about $150. 

According to the documents, Depierre gave Piserchio's driver's license to Wilkerson after the theft.  Wilkerson and Depierre knew each other through many drug transactions they had done, according to Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor.  Taylor said both were meth users.

At a news conference Friday afternoon Taylor said Depierre and Wilkerson had contact either by text or voice call dozens of times the night Piserchio died, including after Wilkerson left Piserchio's home on Pueblo's southwest border.

Depierre, Baker and Abeyta will face murder charges, according to Taylor, because of the conspiracy involved.  When a robbery happens as a result of a conspiracy and someone is murdered, anyone involved can face murder charges.


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