PARACHUTE COUPLE IN CUSTODY FOR DEATH OF BABY GIRL
Parachute—She says she listened to her husband beat her month-old daughter to death but didn’t intervene. 41 year old Phyllis Wyatt and 29 year old Matthew Ogden of Parachute were arrested yesterday in Cass County, Minnesota for the death of Sarah Ogden. The baby girl was reportedly fussy on Saturday, June 20th. According to investigators Wyatt says her husband violently shook their infant daughter before leaving the bedroom of their Cottonwood View apartment. She then told investigators she heard thumping noises in the next room. Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire says the baby died of multiple blunt force injuries. Parachute police officers found the child unresponsive when they arrived at the apartment. Ogden is facing charges of murder and child abuse. Wyatt is expected to be charged with fatal child abuse and negligence. 9th Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia says extradition proceedings are in the works to bring the two back to Garfield County to be formally charged. Investigators reportedly asked Wyatt if her life was better after Sarah’s death. Officials say she paused for a second and said, “yes.”
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT (AP) – A wildfire sparked by lightning has burned just under 1 square mile in Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado. Authorities say the fire is burning in grass, brush and Ponderosa pine trees in a remote part of the monument. Officials say no structures or visitors are threatened.
COLORADO’S TABOR AMENDMENT CHALLENGED AGAIN
DENVER (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Some state lawmakers are challenging TABOR, saying it violates the division of powers. The nation’s highest court today ordered the federal appeals court to take another look.