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Trinidad man gets life for Aguilar murder

Domenic Damelio

Trinidad, Colo. (KRDO) - A man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the kidnapping and killing of 39-year-old Burchard Mitchell in May of last year.

Domenic Damelio, 22, was charged with first degree murder and two counts of first degree kidnapping back in August.

He pleaded not guilty on all counts, but was only successful in having one of the kidnapping charges dismissed, according to Las Animas County court records.

A second person arrested in connection with the homicide, Angela Waln, was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, conspiracy to commit second degree murder, conspiracy to commit, first degree kidnapping and unrelated drug charges.

Angela Waln and Domenic Damelio.

No additional details about the homicide were released during last year's investigation. We've reached out to the Las Animas County Sheriff's office for more information.

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Police and deputies worked to arrest a suspect for the murder of a 39-year-old man who was found dead May 9 on a county road west of Aguilar.

Domenic Damelio, 20, was arrested in Trinidad by the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office and Trinidad Police Department after a brief standoff on Burlington Street.

Damelio is being charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and first-degree kidnapping, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.

Police say Damelio is responsible for killing Burchard Mitchell, whose body was found about two miles west of Aguilar. Additional details about the homicide weren't provided, and police said the case is still under investigation.

CBI asked for anyone with information about the homicide to call either LACSO at 719-846-2211 or TPD at 719-846-4441.

Police and deputies worked to arrest a suspect for the murder of a 39-year-old man who was found dead May 9 on a county road west of Aguilar.

Domenic Damelio, 20, was arrested in Trinidad by the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office and Trinidad Police Department after a brief standoff on Burlington Street.

Damelio is being charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and first-degree kidnapping, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.

Police say Damelio is responsible for killing Burchard Mitchell, whose body was found about two miles west of Aguilar. Additional details about the homicide weren't provided, and police said the case is still under investigation.

CBI asked for anyone with information about the homicide to call either LACSO at 719-846-2211 or TPD at 719-846-4441.

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Suzie Ziegler

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