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17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Files Second-Degree Murder Charge Against 17-Year-Old in Adams County

March 22, 2024

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of a Second-Degree Murder charge and various other charges against Enrique Leon-Madera, 17, related to an alleged motor vehicle theft and subsequent vehicle crash that resulted in the death of a victim in the 1900 Block of Dayton Street in Aurora on March 17, 2024. 

Leon-Madera is charged with:  
  • Second-Degree Murder (F2)
  • Vehicular Eluding (F3) 
  • Aggravated Robbery (F3)
  • Vehicular Homicide (F4) (2 Counts)
  • Second-Degree Motor Vehicle Theft (F4) (2 Counts)
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Juvenile (M2)
Case number 2024CR000879 was direct filed into Adams County District Court. Leon-Madera's next court date is scheduled for May 8, 2024 at 8:30am.  

Booking photos are not available for juvenile defendants even when they are direct filed into District Court. 

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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