Man Charged With Murder After Allegedly Confessing To Police

DENVER (CBS4) – A man has been formally charged with first-degree murder charges after he allegedly confessed to police.

Joe Pinheiro, 58, was arrested in connection with the crime on July 29.

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Joe Pinheiro (credit: Denver DA)

A body was found in a home in the 3200 block of Saratoga Avenue.

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The body of Philip Malindowski was found in the basement of the home in the 3200 block of W. Saratoga Ave. (credit: CBS)

Officers say Pinheiro walked into the Sheridan Police Department and stated that he killed someone.

According to a probable cause statement from the Denver Police Department, Pinheiro “stated he shot and killed [name redacted] and his body would be found in the basement.”

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(credit: CBS)

When officers arrived at the home, they found a male victim, later identified as Philip Malindowski, 50, deceased with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.

Two firearms were recovered from Pinheiro.

Pinheiro remains in custody in the Denver Jail.

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