08-08-2005, 06:28 AM #1Former Member
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CO - Denise, 57, & Brenna Effland, 24, found dead, Centennial, 31 July 2005
It began last Saturday night inside the Effland home on South Eudora Way in Centennial.
That night, the sheriff says Phillip Effland made a deal with his wife Denise and daughter, Brenna, to commit suicide. The family swallowed handfuls of prescription medicines. But early Sunday morning, Philip woke up from the drug overdose. His daughter was dead. But Philip discovered his wife was alive. So the sheriff says Philip grabbed his small caliber handgun, shot his wife and then took more drugs, hoping to kill himself. But once again, he survived.
Another daughter who lives elsewhere grew worried when she couldn't reach her family. She called deputies on Monday morning, according to neighbors. When deputies arrived at the house, they saw Phillip moving around inside, so they broke into the home. They found the bodies of two women.
Phillip, 57, barricaded himself in a bedroom. Deputies evacuated the neighborhood while they encouraged Phillip to give up. After 20 minutes, Phillip came out of the bedroom, unarmed.
08-08-2005, 06:44 AM #2
So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"
08-29-2015, 02:46 AM #3
From August 2006:
Jurors in June found Phillip Effland, 57, guilty of second-degree murder and two counts of manslaughter...
Effland was sentenced to 16 years for second-degree murder and four years for manslaughter, with the sentences to run concurently. He will be credited for a year already served while he awaited trial.
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