DENVER - After more than 18 years, three men were indicted for a home-invasion robbery and murder. Two of the men were also charged for a sexual assault that occurred during the same crime.
The three victims were found at 3234 Larimer Street on June 12, 1994. District attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said all three had been attacked and tortured. One was also sexually assaulted.
Two of the three victims died, Kimbrough said. The surviving victim told the Denver Police that several intruders had entered his home around 3 a.m., demanded valuables and then attacked them.
"This is the kind of horrifying case that cries out to be solved, even twenty years later," District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said in a quote provided by his office.
Kimbrough said the case was reopened as part of Denver’s Cold Case Project and DNA evidence linked Andre Jackson, Samuel Sims and Jackie McConnell to the crime.
Jackson, 41 and Sims, 40, are both charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and sexual assault. McConnell, 37, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Jackson and McConnell are being held without bond in the Denver Detention Center. Sims is in custody in Wichita, Kansas.