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Man charged in Wheat Ridge deadly stabbing

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 10:49:18-04

GOLDEN, Colo. — The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office charged a man allegedly involved in a deadly stabbing in Wheat Ridge on Sept. 23.

Clinton Priest, 53, appeared in court Thursday. He's facing charges for the deadly stabbing of Robert Miller, 32.

According to the arrest affidavit, on Sept. 23, Priest's son, Clinton Priest, 29, called Wheat Ridge Police because his father returned home from the bar with blood on his clothing and body.

Within minutes, police responded to a call for a man found bleeding in the parking lot of the Rambling Rose bar on West 44th Avenue. He was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be stab wounds. He died a short time later.

Priest was charged with second-degree murder, four counts of possession of a weapon by a previous offender and two violent crime counts.

Priest is being held on a $500,000 bond at the Jefferson County Jail. His next court date is Oct. 21.