Guilty verdict in murder trial

Staff Writer

Charles Stane

Charles Stane

Charles Ray Stane, the suspect in a 1988 cold case homicide, was found guilty of second degree murder following a jury trial that ended Friday, Oct. 25.

Stane, 57, awaits sentencing on the conviction in December.

Jury selection for the trial began on Oct. 15, with opening arguments taking place Oct. 18.

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This story was posted on October 31, 2013.

7 Responses to Guilty verdict in murder trial

  1. reality

    October 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    If he was convicted in December how can he be found guilty in October??

  2. Eileen Brown Godfrey

    October 31, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    The sentencing is in December.

  3. Frank Pela

    October 31, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I have serious doubts that the local Keystone cops could put together a viable 25 year old case. Did the jury “do what they were told” ?

  4. SD388

    November 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I am so excited, we waited forever, and they just waited for DNA proof to be tested and a grant from the state made that possible, and it was in Pagosa, thank you!

  5. Craig

    November 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Good job by the local law enforcement and D.A.s Office. Another idiot removed from society.

  6. Gary Rader

    November 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Thank you to the officers who were able to put together a case and get a conviction for a case I personally worked and was not able to. Vickie Dexter deserved this.

  7. rocman

    November 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I am glad that all who all helped put this case together,and get the guilty conviction.Had the courts of Lamar Co. in 1982 presented the right evidenceand DNA they would have convicted him then instead of an innocent man.But someone had to loose their life.