Justice for a murdered refugee

"Awake in the Night" - "Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver." Read 5280's story by Robert Sanchez here.

This is one of those cases that stays with you forever. In the first weeks after forming the Cold Case Unit, former Sheriff Walcher asked us to meet so he could tell us about this case. I was struck by the tragedy - a father of five children, working multiple jobs to provide for his family, seemingly killed at random outside his apartment. Adding to the pain, this man was a refugee who sought safety in our community after fleeing his own war-torn country. Immediately after the meeting I picked up the case file and got to work. You can read how we achieved justice in 5280's excellent story, "Awake in the Night," written by Robert Sanchez.