A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 34 years in jail for the 2018 stabbing dying of his girlfriend in Thornton.
Jonathan Akin was sentenced for second-degree homicide for the dying of 21-year-old Autumn Rivera, in keeping with the Adams County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
On Nov. 27, 2018, Akin walked into the Powell, Wyo., police division and instructed officers that he had killed Rivera at their Colorado residence and he had pushed throughout the state line together with her physique within the truck of his automobile, in keeping with a information launch.
Rivera’s physique, wrapped in a mattress sheet, was discovered within the trunk and Akin was arrested and extradited to Colorado. Charged with first-degree homicide, Akin pleaded responsible on Jan. 22 to second-degree homicide, the discharge mentioned.
Akin stabbed Rivera at their residence, 2525 E. 104th Ave., within the early morning
hours of Nov. 25, 2018. He claimed to be severely intoxicated and never bear in mind what occurred, prosecutors mentioned.
After making an attempt to wash up blood from the homicide, Akin drove to his mom’s house in Wyoming the following day, with Rivera’s physique within the trunk, and spent the evening, in keeping with the discharge. On Nov. 27, 2018, he instructed his mom what occurred after which drove to the police station the place he turned himself in.
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“The forensic proof tells us that Autumn was stabbed 9 instances in the back and front of
her torso, that the assault started on one facet of the lounge and ended on the opposite, that
Autumn fought and tried to flee,” mentioned Amy Petri Beard, senior deputy district lawyer, within the launch.
Adams County District Courtroom Choose Priscilla Loew sentenced Akin to the 34-year jail time period.
“There’s no changing the life that was misplaced,” Loew mentioned, in keeping with the discharge. “She suffered a horrific dying and a painful one.”