Homicides in Larimer County are on the rise, outpace growth – Colorado News

Homicides in Larimer County are on the rise, outpace growth – Colorado News


The number of homicides in the county appears to be increasing. Here are the numbers and the names of the victims from the last three years.
Saja Hindi

Sara Mondragon said her daughter still asks about great-grandmother Kathy Mondragon “all the time.”

“Whenever the moon comes out, she says, ‘There’s Grandma.’ … We talk about our memories of her. … She misses her. We all do,” Sara said.

The 61-year-old woman’s life was tragically cut short in a double stabbing in Fort Collins in February last year, and her family is struggling to make sense of it all. 

Sara, along with her daughter, lived with Kathy at the time. Sara was the other victim of the stabbing that night. Though she survived, she has at least months of recovery ahead of her.

In August, Sara’s ex-boyfriend Tolentino Corzo-Avenado was sentenced to life without parole for Kathy’s murder and the attack on Sara. Tomas Vigil, the man with Corzo-Avenado that night, took a plea deal for a first-degree burglary charge.

Sara had broken up with Corzo-Avenado, whom she’d dated for a few months after reconnecting with the former middle school classmate. But on the night of Feb. 9, 2016, she said he pushed his way into her grandmother’s house after both Sara’s daughter and Kathy had fallen asleep.

“I never expected him to actually hurt me or my family,” Sara, now 27, said in an interview about her ex-boyfriend. “I never expected him to hurt anybody like that, especially me.”

Sara is still haunted by the fact…

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