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Trial begins in 2016 murder case

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John Anthony Vasquez is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire during a camping trip

By Ian Neligh

The month-long trial of John Anthony Vasquez, the man accused of setting a mother of two on fire while the four were camping in Clear Creek County, began Thursday after four days of jury selection.

During opening statements, the prosecution painted Vasquez as a person so angry at his girlfriend that he committed the “diabolical act,” while the defense pointed to information from the woman’s son, who originally said it was an accident.

Both attorneys will question witnesses over the course of the next few weeks with the case concluding by April 27.


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