Denver shooting rampage suspect who set makeshift explosives, Daniel Abeyta, enters insanity plea

DENVER - The man accused of killing one woman, wounding his estranged wife and setting several explosive devices around a southwest Denver pleaded not guilty Friday by reason of insanity.

Daniel Abeyta has been charged with one count of first-degree murder after deliberation, one count of using incendiary devices during the commission of a murder, one count of first-degree assault and child abuse. Abeyta, 32, entered his plea during an arraignment hearing in Denver District Court, according to the Denver District Attorney's office.

On Aug. 16, Abeyta allegedly shot and wounded his estranged wife, 26-year-old Autume Estrada, and shot and killed Sandra Roskilly, 46. Roskilly's relatives say she lived next to Estrada, who sometimes came to her house crying after fights with her husband.

-- Our partners at the Denver Post have additional details about the mental health evaluation ordered as a result of this plea.

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