Janet Oravetz, 9NEWS.com

Janet Oravetz

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Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Janet:

Cold case: Father of 4 killed hours into 2009

The small Colorado town Ignacio works to solve only unsolved homicide. Larry Fuller was fatally shot hours into new year in 2009 after leaving a bar, the CBI said. → Read More

Man sentenced to life in federal court after state child sex assault conviction overturned

Michael McFadden's 2015 conviction by a Grand Junction jury was overturned due to a technicality. He was released after serving three years of a 324 year sentence. → Read More

Parents found guilty in toddler's fentanyl death

Kira Villalba and Joenny Astacio were found guilty Monday in connection with the death of 15-month-old Cairo Astacio. → Read More

2 shot after Commerce City house party

The initial investigation revealed that both victims were in the street leaving a house party when the shooting happened. → Read More

‘Not done yet:' Skier Shiffrin continues quest for records

With Mikaela Shiffrin turning 28 Monday, she is bound to add to her tally of 87 and other milestones will come her way. → Read More

Wyoming man arrested in 2017 Weld County homicide

Investigators initially thought Nathan Combs had been accidentally run over, but later determined he had been fatally shot. → Read More

Denver Art Museum cuts ties with longtime volunteer linked to indicted arts dealer

Denver Art Museum said it learned that Emma Bunker worked with an indicted art dealer to mislead the museum into acquiring looted and illegally trafficked art. → Read More

Deputy won't be charged for shooting man he thought had a gun

Matthew Jones was shot and wounded in May following a high speed chase in Adams County where he drove on the wrong side of the highway, according to the DA. → Read More

Man accused of killing 4 people in Aurora to return to Colorado soon

Joseph Castorena was arrested in December in Mexico related to the killing of 4 people in Aurora, Colorado, in October. He waived extradition this week. → Read More

Vote to rename iconic Colorado 14er deferred by USGS board

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names' Domestic Names Committee deferred a vote Thursday to change the Colorado 14er name from Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky. → Read More

Therapist accused of sexually assaulting children during sessions at his home

The victims, who were juveniles at the time of the abuse, came forward after they became adults, Boulder Police said. → Read More

Man gets decades in prison for wife's killing

Scott Smith was initially released from custody for his wife's 2020 killing. Ten months later he was arrested and charged for Kanokwan "Nok" Smith's death. → Read More

'Our lives have been destroyed forever': Jury convicts woman in postal worker's killing

Jason Schaefer was killed while working his postal route in October 2021. → Read More

'Too Damn Smooth' gang indicted in 2 fatal shootings, dozens of other crimes

13 members of Too Damn Smooth were indicted in Denver on more than 250 felony counts. They're accused of victimizing more than 100 people and killing two of them. → Read More

DA refers fatal shooting by Greeley officer to grand jury

Benjamin Jackman Weise was shot Nov. 8, 2022 at a mobile home park in Greeley. Prosecutors referred the case to a grand jury to determine if charges are appropriate. → Read More

Woman pleads guilty to murder, arson for fire that killed 5-year-old boy

Abner Salmeron-Bautista was killed in the Jan. 24, 2022, fire at an Aurora apartment complex. → Read More

Jury finds Tina Peters guilty in obstruction case

The Colorado Republican county clerk faced charges for illegally recording a hearing. She still faces separate charges for alleged election tampering. → Read More

Handcuffed man seen in video shooting Denver officer had gun hidden in his windbreaker

The Denver DA said this week that no charges will be filed against the officer who returned fire and hit Daniel Cheeseman in November. → Read More

Man gets 60 years after murder conviction

Maurice Maestas, 27, was fatally shot on Oct. 29, 2020 in Greeley. → Read More

Program offers financial assistance for victims of catalytic convertor theft

Throughout March victims can apply for money to help with the repair and replacement of their vehicles if they were victims of catalytic convertor theft. → Read More