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Son, wife arrested after 83-year-old’s death in Colorado Springs


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs Police say the 55-year-old son and 77-year-old wife of a homicide victim who was found dead in July have been arrested.

CSPD reported that 55-year-old Jean-Joseph Danger Le Chiffre, also known as Patrick Joseph Sandoval, was booked into custody for first-degree murder on Friday.

Sandoval is accused in the killing of his father, 83-year-old Gilbert Sandoval, who was found dead on July 22 at a home on Custer Ave.

Police added that Gilbert Sandoval's wife, 77-year-old Marcella Sandoval, was arrested for accessory to crime. Marcella turned herself in to the El Paso County Jail on Friday.

CSPD didn't give details about what led to the alleged murder. We're working on getting information from Colorado Courts.

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  1. The police blotter indicates that the 77-year-old woman was injured in the incident, which made me wonder if the old man had assaulted his wife and the son jumped in to help his mother and ended up killing his father. But the fact that they were both arrested doesn’t support that theory.

    1. I might venture to say at 83 he may of had mental issues. If that is the case and he was combative it is common that care providers can lose their temper and hit back. At his age it probably didn’t take much. Then his wife just stays nothing to protect her son acting out and hurting/killing the man. Then she become an accessory.

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