Autopsy reports reveal 'horrific' stabbing deaths of 5 people at Fero's Bar and Grill

1 woman stabbed 20 times

DENVER - A third autopsy report released Monday on the five people killed at Fero's Bar and Grill shows another female victim was killed by repeated stabbing.

The frenzied slaughter that occurred at Fero's in the early hours of Oct. 17 stuns even veterans of the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.

"It's really horrific," said Medical Examiner Director of Operations Michelle Weiss-Samaras, who's seen her share of brutal homicides during almost 30 years at the agency.

The autopsy report released Monday on 45-year-old Tereasa Beesley shows she was stabbed 10 times, including 7 stab wounds in the back.

One of the stab wounds to Beesley's back cut through her heart, while four others pierced her lungs.

The medical examiner has previously said that all five victims died from multiple stab wounds.

Firefighters discovered the bodies while putting out an early morning fire at the restaurant on Colorado Boulevard near Alameda Avenue.

Police have said that robbery was the motive in the slayings and that the killers set the fire in an effort to cover up their crimes.

The first autopsy reports released on two victims earlier this month revealed that:  

  • Daria Pohl, 21, was stabbed 20 times along with other cutting wounds.
  • Kellene Fallon, 44, was stabbed 12 times.

Beesley, Pohl and Fallon also had burns on their bodies, but autopsies showed they died from stab wounds. All three bodies were covered with black soot from the arson fire.

Autopsy reports have not been released yet on the other two victims, bar owner Young Fero, 63, and Ross Richter, 29.

Three men have been arrested in the killings: two brothers, Lynell Hill, 24, and Joseph Hill, 27, along with Dexter Lewis, 22.

Each defendant is charged with five counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated robbery and one count of first-degree arson.

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