On February 24, 2012 an individual was stabbed to death in Fort Collins. Allegedly by his brother. The names of the decedent was Andrew Evans, and the alleged assailant was Bryce David Evans. I bring this topic up because of the issue of equal justice for all in Larimer County.
I wrote the Denver Post about this last Sunday (April 22, see list at end of story). No response has been received. The stories are (downloaded and archived for posterity):
Possible murder charges in stabbing death
Fort Collins man allegedly stabbed by brother dies
News Release February 23. 2012 Fort Collins Stabbing
It is very strange that over two months down the road no apparent prosecution has occurred, the case has been sealed, the coroner is mum, and no further details have been released. Now contrast this with the case of Terrance Wilson, who was convicted of negligent homicide and second-degree assault on January 19, 2012. Or as opposed to the lady that justifiably shot her boyfriend in west Loveland, in which case the DA's office regularly updated the media, indicating that the investigation was ongoing.
On March 2, 2012, the Coloradoan reported that bond had been reduced for the alleged perpetrator. How often does that occur in a homicide case in Larimer County? I can't recall ever hearing of that, in over a decade of living here. Murder, BTW, is one of the only “no bond” offenses one can be accused of.
The faith question is bought about by the original Coloradoan story, where much was made of the fact that Bryce Evans had a dad that was “well-respected” in the Mormon community in Fort Collins. First off, that had NO bearing on the report, but the Coloradoan ran with it, in a very unusual way. Or is there something we are not seeing. Was the homicide based on something related to the Mormon faith that could be very embarrassing? Some transgression of their tenants resulting in blood atonement? I'm not trying to piss people off here, but one does have to wonder due to the lack of information and the current top Republican presidential candidate and how the lack of information relates thereof.
Religious affiliation has not been mentioned in ANY other alleged assault, stabbing, or homicide in Fort Collins. This story is not present on the Coloradoan website accessible to the public. But interested individuals have blogged the story. Here is a partial quote of what the Coloradoan wrote February 25, 2012:
A Fort Collins man faces a murder charge after his brother died late Friday afternoon from stab wounds to the heart.
Andrew Evans, 28, was found bleeding heavily from two stab wounds in the entryway of River Glenn Apartments shortly after midnight Thursday. He was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland where he died.
His brother, Bryce David Evans, 25, was arrested at the hospital at 4 p.m. Friday on suspicion of attempted murder. Following Andrew Evans’ death, the booking charges have been changed to second-degree murder. …
The Evans are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fort Collins, and people in the community are “hurting” to hear of the incident, said Melanee Van Ee-Mortensen, a fellow church member.
She said the brothers’ father, Dr. Gary Evans is a local dentist who’s well-respected in the church and local community.
“You won’t meet a nicer set of people,” she said. …
Man faces murder charge after brother dies from stabbing”
Coloradoan.com, February 25, 2012
Most concerning. Especially to those of us who have been fully prosecuted to the maximum extent possible for the most minimal incident, or who have had charges fabricated when there was nothing to prosecute. Folks, the system can't hide things like this, anymore that it can hide the perpetration in the case of Stacy Lynne.
We'll keep you posted as information becomes available…
Here's the individuals I originally contacted on this story:
CC'd Fort Collins Coloradoan via their online contact form.
I'm very concerned that a murderer in Fort Collins isn't being prosecuted publically because of his religious affiliation. The Denver Post has reported on it at http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20044810
What is going on with that case? There have been no updates, which is very unusual. The Coloradoan, up here in Fort Collins, mentioned his religious affiliation as being Mormon. and that his dad was high up in the local Stake. Please pull up that story and see what was said there. Homicides make big news here in the Fort because they don't happen often. But this one seems to have disappeared off of the face of the earth.
The public needs to know what the status of the Bryce Evans case, just like we do with every other homicide case here. I'll wait for your response, and then start carrying it on my own site, http://coloradoan-anti-censorship.net. Justice for all means just that folks, and people like myself are watching to insure that Lady Justice is served.
While you're at it, maybe you should also investigate the Stacy Lynne case up here in the Fort for unfounded retaliatory proceedings...