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Fatal stabbing suspect pleads guilty after being on run for eight years

Posted on 04/02/2019
Roque Colin-Tapia MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A 27-year-old Weld County man is facing up to 18 years in prison after he plead guilty Tuesday to a 2010 fatal stabbing.

Roque Colin-Tapia 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.

Colin-Tapia plead guilty to Second Degree Murder – Heat of Passion, a class three felony. He faces 10 to 18 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

A judge will sentence him on June 4 at 1:30 p.m. in Division 12.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn and Deputy District Attorney Andrew Rogers prosecuted this case.