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Double Murder Suspect ‘Ms. Puppy’ Appears In Court

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Daryl Rasmussen (credit: Denver DA)

Daryl Rasmussen (credit: Denver DA)

DENVER (CBS4)- The double murder suspect called “Ms. Puppy” appeared in court in Denver on Friday morning. Daryl Rasmussen is accused of murdering two men at their Denver home in 2011.

Rasmussen, a.k.a. Ms. Puppy, was extradited to Denver from Texas. He faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 63-year-old Ronald Ford and 56-year-old Ramiro Sanchez in late January, 2011 in their home in the 100 block of Stuart Street.

A 2011 mug shot of Daryl Rasmussen after being arrested in California following the double murder (credit: Palm Springs Police)

A 2011 mug shot of Daryl Rasmussen after being arrested in California following the double murder (credit: Palm Springs Police)

Rasmussen, who had an alias of “Ms. Puppy,” was a house keeper and caregiver for Ford and Sanchez. Prosecutors had previously charged Rasmussen in their deaths but a judge said there was not enough evidence for a trial.

The case was handed over to a grand jury and they returned with an indictment in Dec. 2013. That’s when extradition proceedings began to bring Rasmussen from Texas to Colorado.

Ramiro Sanchez (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Ramiro Sanchez (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

He also faces a dozen other counts, including theft, identity theft and credit card fraud.

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