DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR! (THIS MEANS YOU, ATTENTION HOMES)
By Max R. Weller
Read the latest on the 16-year-old predator from Arvada, CO who viciously attacked a Boulder County woman, and is set to be tried as an adult here: Affadavit: Boy, 16, admits to attacking elderly Lefthand Canyon woman, from the Daily Camera. Excerpt copied below:
Jeffrey Collins, left, and defense attorney Zachary Malkinson appear in Boulder District Court last week. Collins, 16, is charged with attempted murder in an attack on a 71-year-old Lefthand Canyon woman last month. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
The 16-year-old boy accused of severely beating an elderly Lefthand Canyon woman last month admitted to Boulder County sheriff’s investigators that he assaulted her and “wanted to knock her out,” according to court records that a judge initially had prohibited the Daily Camera from publishing.
Jeffrey Collins told detectives the attack on the 71-year-old woman was a friend’s idea, and that he was drunk and “stoned as hell” at the time, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit made public Monday.
Collins, who lives in Arvada, reportedly made those statements to investigators shortly after he was arrested in Broomfield on Sept. 22 on suspicion of attempted murder and assault on an at-risk adult.
The interview with Collins was part of a 10-page affidavit the Daily Camera obtained from Boulder prosecutors shortly after the teen’s arrest, but was then prohibited from publishing by order of Boulder’s chief judge while she considered a motion to seal the case entirely.
Boulder District Judge Maria Berkenkotter on Wednesday reversed that decision, yet put a week-long hold on her ruling to give Collins’ defense attorney time to decide whether to appeal.
On Monday, Berkenkotter issued an order allowing the Camera to publish information from the warrant, saying the defense had opted not to appeal.
Obviously, there is an overriding public right to know the details in this case, given the ongoing efforts of local do-gooders in Boulder, CO to coddle dangerous delinquents. Continuing excerpt:
In the affidavit, sheriff’s investigators say Katie Kulpa picked up Collins, Dakota Montgomery, 19, and an unnamed 17-year-old girl while they were hitchhiking in the Ward area on Sept. 19.
She took the three to her home in Lefthand Canyon as they tried to figure out how to get back down to Boulder, investigators wrote.
Montgomery, who told investigators he used heroin while the three were camping in the area the night before, said Collins asked him “to help him assault Kulpa so they could steal her car,” but that he declined.
While they were outside the house near a fire pit, Montgomery said, Kulpa came outside and said she had room for the three to stay. As she turned away, Montgomery said, Collins hit Kulpa in the back of the head with a metal-tipped stick used as a “fire poker,” according to the affidavit.
Montgomery told detectives that he saw Collins “take a full swing, one where Jeffrey put a lot of force and effort into the swing,” according to the affidavit.
Montgomery and the juvenile girl ran to a neighbor’s house to find someone who could call 911, and he reported seeing Collins get picked up by someone driving a white hatchback.
In the affadavit, this teenage POS goes on to make absurd excuses and even blames the victim, but I won’t reprint his lies here. This young man is a waste of good oxygen, period. Ending the article:
Collins could face eight to 24 years in prison on the attempted-murder charge and 16 to 32 years in prison on the at-risk assault charge, Garnett said.
The teen remains in custody on $1 million bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in February.
I for one hope that young Jeffrey is repeatedly assaulted in Boulder County Jail, but it’s almost certain he will be held in administrative segregation away from the general population, for his own safety.
Think about Jeffrey Collins and others like him who have come to Bleeding Heart Boulder, and do NOT donate so much as a penny to Attention Homes — the nonprofit which wants to house 40 sketchy youth ages 18-24 in our downtown area, each in a $300,000+ apartment:
We don’t offer housing as good as this to veterans of military service who are homeless.