Published on June 04, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A man accused of stabbing and killing another man in 2010 will spend the next almost two decades behind bars.
Weld County District Judge Julie Hoskins handed down an 18 year prison sentence Tuesday afternoon to Roque Colin-Tapia, 28, of Weld County.
The defendant was extradited to Weld County from Mexico last August, after he was on the run for almost eight years following the stabbing that left 20-year-old Casey Korgan dead outside a house party in Evans.
The two men got into an altercation after an arm-wrestling contest when Colin-Tapia stabbed Korgan seven times.
“This defendant took off running while leaving Casey in the street to bleed and die,” Weld Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn told the Court during Tuesday’s sentencing hearing. “He left the country and started a new life. Meanwhile, this family has mourned and searched for answers and has waited for this day for more than eight years. This defendant got married, experienced having children and will still get to live a life, this victim will never be able to experience any of that he had planned for his future.”
Colin-Tapia plead guilty in April to Second Degree Murder – Heat of Passion, a class three felony. He faced between 10 to 18 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.