Andre Jackson convicted after DNA evidence linked him to 1994 double murder

DENVER - Over 20 years after a double murder, one of the three suspects in a 1994 case was convicted by a Denver jury.

Andre Jackson, 44, was found guilty of four counts of first degree murder, four counts of sexual assault and attempted murder.

Prosecutors said the crime happened back on June 12 in 1994. Three people were found attacked and tortured inside a home at 3234 Larimer Street.

Two people died, one survived. Police said the lone survivor told them several intruders entered his home at around 3 a.m. and demanded valuables and attacked them.

District attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said the case was reopened as part of Denver's Cold Case Project and DNA evidence linked Jackson, Samuel Sims and Jackie McConnell to the crime.

Jackson and Sims were both charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and sexual assault. Sims is scheduled to go on trial next month.

McConnell was charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. He agreed to a plea bargain and is awaiting sentencing in October.

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