Boulder County jury finds Adam Densmore guilty of killing, dismembering ex-girlfriend Ashley Mead

Densmore guilty on all counts

BOULDER, Colo. — The two-week trial of a Boulder man charged with killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend has come to a close. 

A Boulder County jury handed down a guilty verdict against Adam Densmore, 33, Thursday. 

Densmore was found guilty on all counts of first-degree murder, tampering with a corpse, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

Prosecutors proved Densmore killed 25-year-old Ashley Mead in February 2017 in Boulder, then scattered Mead’s body as he drove to his parents’ house in Louisiana, then up to Oklahoma, where he was caught and found with his and Mead’s year-old daughter.

During the trial, the defense said they were highly doubtful that prosecutors would be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Densmore gruesomely murdered his estranged ex-girlfriend.

But prosecutors had several pieces of evidence, including voicemails in which Densmore is heard trying to get a hold of Mead, telling her he will be taking their daughter to Louisiana to his parents’ house. Prosecutors used the recordings to show how manipulative Densmore was after Mead disappeared.

Jurors deliberated for about 11 hours before delivering Thursday's verdict.

Densmore is set to be sentenced on May 25. The murder charge carries a mandatory life sentence in prison without parole in Colorado.

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