Cold case murder suspect due in court for methamphetamine case sentencing

DENVER - A cold case murder suspect is scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning for methamphetamine possession.

Court records show Alfred Flores, 40, was arrested in August for possession of less than two grams of the drug, resisting arrest, driving without a license and other related crimes. He pleaded guilty to the possession charge and the other charges were dismissed.

On October 30, Flores was arrested and charged in connection with a murder that had gone unsolved for about 11 months. He faces the charge of first degree murder in that case.

Flores is accused of killing Manuel Martinez, then 27, sometime late on Nov. 26, 2011 or early on Nov. 27, 2011. Martinez had been shot in the head and his body ditched on the road in the 2200 block of South Platte River Drive.

According to the court docket, the murder case will not be addressed Friday.