Many Colorado residents know the allure of camping is often to have a relaxing vacation in the midst of nature. Getting away from the bustle of the city and back to a serene environment draws the attention of many campers. There are often nature walks and campfires to enjoy, and families see it as a chance for bonding and togetherness. However, when other campers become agitated, a relaxing vacation can become horrifying when there is an alleged attempted murder.
An argument reportedly broke out at a campground after a couple addressed the aggressiveness of another camper’s dog. The dog was apparently being aggressive toward other dogs in the area, and the couple confronted the owner. Officials say at some point during the argument, the suspect withdrew a knife and purportedly stabbed the couple multiple times. Other campers took the alleged victims to a nearby police station from which they were then airlifted to the hospital.
It is unclear at this time what caused the argument to escalate, and the possibility that the suspect was acting in self-defense has not be ruled out. Police arrested the alleged suspect, and at this time he faces attempted murder charges. There were no reports as to whether the suspect suffered any injury in the dispute.
The alleged stabber has the ability to gather and present relevant evidence that he may find beneficial to his case. There are often mitigating circumstances that can be brought to attention that may present cause for a closer look at the incident. Indeed, additional facts may exist that portray a totally different picture of what purportedly took place. The accused may benefit from gaining an understanding of applicable Colorado laws and criminal procedures relating to his situation and attempted murder cases in general.
Source: thedenverchannel.com, “Deputies say man stabbed two people at Gordon Gulch campground after argument over dog,” May 23, 2013