Well, I didn't come right out and blast Nate's family, but I sure was feeling very snarky towards them when they didn't answer questions on the "donations" page. I now feel like a jerk, which is kind of par for the course. I think what happened was LE knew almost immediately who was responsible for Nate's disappearance. Then Nate's family got his cell phone records and saw the ping in Berthoud, and put that information out to the public. I think LE didn't want to tip the suspects off, and had to share some of what they knew with the family to get them to remove it. I am so sorry I was being judgmental about family and friends going through the worst ordeal of their lives. I do believe justice is coming for this psychotic trio. Stan Garnet has proven to be a very good DA, very unlike his predecessors.
'Nate had a good life': Hundreds gather in Lafayette for Nathaniel Tallman's funeral
LAFAYETTE -- As mourners sat in Immaculate Conception Church today for the funeral of Nathaniel Tallman, eulogy speaker Aaron Allen asked those in the crowd to close their eyes and remember him.
"It only takes a moment to bring a smile back to my face when I think about that young man," said Allen, a family friend.
Attorneys for Daniel Ortiz and Moises Mendez ó two of the three men charged with murdering a Lafayette man in a drug deal gone awry ó expressed skepticism Tuesday about the credibility of the third suspect, who told police about their involvement in the death.
Russell Britton, the third person charged in Nathaniel Tallman's shooting death, has told police that Ortiz and Mendez arrived on his property with the victim's body.
Lafayette police Detective Scott Robinson took the stand Tuesday in Boulder District Court during a preliminary hearing for Ortiz, 38, Mendez, 26, and Britton, 58.
Russell Britton, one of the three men charged with murder in the drug-related killing of Lafayette's Nathaniel Tallman earlier this year, took a plea deal late Monday, and attorneys said investigators for the first time in the case believe they know where the shooting took place.
At a scheduled preliminary hearing for Britton, 58, and the other two suspects -- Daniel Ortiz, 38, and Moises Mendez, 26 -- Boulder Assistant District Attorney Ryan Brackley said Britton pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in prison at around 5 p.m. Monday...
Among the new pieces of evidence was new testimony by Britton that Tallman, 25, was shot and killed on his Berthoud property, according to defense attorneys.
The two remaining suspects in the murder of Nathaniel Tallman of Lafayette are set for a joint three-week trial in April on murder charges.
Both Daniel Ortiz, 38, and Moises Mendez, 26, are charged with first-degree murder, robbery and aggravated motor-vehicle theft and are set to stand trial April 13 after entering pleas of not guilty in Boulder District Court this morning.