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Trial begins for Colorado man accused of killing 3 people

June 5, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The trial of a man accused of killing three people in a Colorado home is underway two years after the shooting.

The Daily Camera reports lawyers gave opening statements and prosecutors called five witnesses Tuesday in the trial of 26-year-old Garrett Coughlin.

Coughlin is charged with murder in the April 2017 deaths of Wallace White, Kelly Sloat-White and Emory Fraker. Their bodies were found in a home in Coal Creek Canyon in the foothills southwest of Boulder.

Prosecutor Christine Rinke told the court that Coughlin avoided police, paid off large bills and tried to dispose of evidence after the bodies were found.

Coughlin’s lawyers said their client was the “fall guy” as the Boulder County investigators grew desperate to make an arrest.

The trial is expected last two more weeks.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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