Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2012

Daniel Sanchez was released six hours before Colorado murder suicide which left 3 others dead

Colorado authorities are now revealing even more details surrounding the Colorado murder suicide on Tuesday where police found four dead bodies.

Daniel Sanchez, age 31, has been confirmed as the gunman, was released from jail six hours prior to the shooting for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend. The man shot and killed the woman, her sister and brother-in-law before turning the gun on himself.

Tuesday’s 911 call alerted police to the incident.

Beatriz "Betty" Cintora-Silva with two friends in supplied photo

Beatriz “Betty” Cintora-Silva with two friends in supplied photo

“Our dispatcher then heard the female party hollering, ‘No, no, no,’ followed by gunfire,” Weld County Sheriff”s Office spokesman Tim Schwartz told reporters.

“A male caller then got on the phone and said he’s going to kill himself,” Schwartz added. “At that time the dispatcher heard another gunshot.”

A handgun that had been fired numerous times was recovered, Schwarz said.

Weld County Sheriff John Cook identified the dead as 25-year-old Beatriz Cintora-Silva; her sister, Maria Cintora-Silva, 22; and Max Aguirre Ojeda, 32, who was Maria Cintora-Silva’s husband.

The sheriff said Sanchez had used a 45.-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun to blast his way through a back door to enter the house.

Investigators found Sanchez’s body, with the handgun near him, in a bedroom on the west side of the house, Cooke said.

The sheriff said two ammunition clips, each able to hold 13 bullets, were found along with the handgun. Cooke estimated that, along with one bullet in the gun’s chamber, Sanchez might have had up to 27 bullets.

Police found 16 spent shell casings in the house and were still looking for additional bullet slugs and spent casings.

The police report said Beatriz Cintora-Silva had recently broken up with Sanchez, her boyfriend of four years.

The former couple agreed to meet at a Best Buy parking lot and spoke amicably, the report said, until the woman received a text from her new boyfriend.

Sanchez responded by calling the new boyfriend and leaving a profanity-laced voicemail. He also sent threatening texts to the man, the report said. The woman tried to get her phone back and Sanchez forced her into his white Dodge Ram pickup and drove her out to a dirt farm road.

Beatriz Cintora-Silva told police that Sanchez had slammed her head into the dash when she tried to escape. Sanchez later released the woman who went with her new boyfriend to report the attack to police.

Beatriz Cintora-Silva told police that during her relationship with Sanchez she had “lived in fear” because Sanchez was verbally and physically abusive toward her. She also related a story of an altercation on Thanksgiving that involved Sanchez throwing food at her and throwing her clothes out of his home.

It was after that holiday, the police report said, that the woman went to live with her sister.


From the police report and CBI records, CALL7 Investigators learned Sanchez was arrested on Sunday for false imprisonment, kidnapping and harassment.

Boulder County sheriff’s officials said they had notified Beatriz Cintora-Silva and her new boyfriend at about 9:30 p.m. that Sanchez was about about to be released from jail.

Sanchez was freed about 30 minutes later after posting $10,000 bond.

Law enforcement sources told CALL7 Investigator Theresa Marchetta that $10,000 is a typical bond from a suspect like Sanchez, who had no prior

Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/world/daniel-sanchez-gunman-released–hours-before-murder-suicide-in-longmont-colorado#ixzz2Fc1WBwqr

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.


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