COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say there will be no criminal charges filed in connection with a homeless man's death because the person responsible had been acting in self-defense.
The Gazette reports that 48-year-old Michael Allen Dorland was beaten at his ex-girlfriend's Colorado Springs apartment in December and died about two weeks later.
The El Pasco County Sheriff's Office says Dorland threatened John Gilbert Nevares with a weapon inside the apartment. Nevares was accused of attacking Dorland with a golf club.
Nevares was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and later cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office says it couldn't disprove self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt.
Nevares remains jailed in a separate case for investigation of criminal impersonation and false identification.