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Samuelson Law, P.C.

417 West Mountain Avenue

Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: 970-372-6397

Toll Free: 877-283-7107

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Inmate gets life over death penalty in slaying of inmate

Denver Post
April 22, 2008

Ivan Moreno

HUGO, Colo. (AP) - Jurors rejected prosecutors' requests that a state prison inmate be put to death and instead sentenced him to life in prison in the slaying of another inmate who had been labeled a snitch.

David Bueno, 44, was convicted April 9 of stabbing Jeffrey Heird 29 times and beating him severely because he was suspected of not warning other inmates that a drug bust was coming.

Bueno's attorneys had argued that he was set up by other inmates and said the case against him was based on unreliable witnesses and scant physical evidence.

Prosecutors relied heavily on the testimony of other inmates.

Heird, 40, was killed in the Limon Correctional Facility in 2004. He had been convicted in Utah of kidnapping and killing a Cortez, Colo., gas station attendant in 1991.

Bueno was serving a 24-year sentence for burglary when Heird was killed.


If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in northern Colorado, call Samuelson Law, P.C. Derek Samuelson represents clients in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, Longmont, Berthoud, Wellington, Ault, Johnstown, Brighton, Boulder, Denver, Fort Morgan and Sterling, as well as other communities in Larimer County, Weld County, Boulder County, Adams County, the Denver Metro Area and surrounding Colorado areas.