DENVER (CBS4) – Three men have been indicted in connection to a robbery and murder that occurred in 1994.
Lynn Kimbrough with the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Andre Jackson, 42; Samuel Sims, 41; and Jackie McConnell, 38; are charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. Jackson and Sims are also charged with sexual assault.
“On June 12, 1994, the Denver Police Department responded to 3234 Larimer Street and found three people who had been attacked and tortured, and one who had also been sexually assaulted,” Kimbrough said in a statement.
Two of the victims died.
“The lone survivor told police that several intruders had come into his home at about 3 a.m., demanded items of value, and then attacked them,” Kimbrough said.
The indictment is the result of work by Denver’s Cold Case Project partners when DNA evidence linked the defendants to the crime.
“This is another example of why our partnership with the Denver Police Department on the Cold Case Project is so important,” Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said. “This is the kind of horrifying case that cries out to be solved, even 20 years later.”
Jackson and McConnell are being held in Denver without bond. They are expected back in court in March. Sims is in custody in Wichita, Kansas.