17th Judicial DA

Defendant Convicted of Adams County Murder with Another Murder Case Still Pending in Arapahoe County

Brighton, CO —Today, District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the First-Degree Murder conviction of Alexander Albayero, 46. An Adams County Jury returned the guilty verdict on Friday, March 4, 2022, after five days of trial.  

The night of December 14, 2019, into the early morning hours of December 15, 2019, Alexander Albayero and his wife attended Las Adelitas in Aurora. The victim, Juan Manuel Galindo Argumedo, was also at the nightclub that evening. At some point during the night, Galindo Argumedo, who was intoxicated, approached Albayero’s wife and potentially asked her to dance. The defendant became enraged by this and asked several employees to kick Galindo Argumedo out of the nightclub.

Galindo Argumedo was eventually escorted out of the bar, but Albayero followed the victim to the parking lot. While outside, Albayero fired one shot from a .25 caliber handgun that struck Galindo Argumedo in the torso. After being shot, the victim walked a few hundred feet and collapsed. Galindo Argumedo later died at a local hospital.

“This was a senseless crime, fueled by anger over a petty slight,” said District Attorney Brian Mason.  “A family has lost their loved one forever – and the defendant will now spend the rest of his life in prison.  This was an avoidable tragedy, and the defendant is to blame.”

On Friday, March 4, 2022, an Adams County Jury convicted Alexander Albayero of one count including,
  • First-Degree Murder—After Deliberation

Today, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, an Adams County Judge sentenced Albayero to Life Without the Possibility of Parole in the Department of Corrections.  

Albayero has another First-Degree Murder case pending in Araphahoe County related to a shooting that occurred on January 3, 2020, less than three weeks after the Adams County incident. The Araphahoe County case is set for trial on June 17, 2022, and the case number is 20CR1315. 

Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristen Baker and Deputy District Attorney Sara Carty led the prosecution of this case.

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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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