Botched investigation allows Colorado student to avoid jail

Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 9:53 PM CST
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Officials say a mishandled investigation into the shooting death of a Colorado State University student will allow his roommate to avoid prison.

Authorities say 22-year-old Colemann Carver was given a deferred sentence in a plea deal resulting from errors in an investigation of 21-year-old Finnegan Daly's January 2018 death. Carver has pleaded guilty to felony tampering with evidence. A prosecutor says police made errors in an initial investigation that could have led to a successful prosecution.

A second investigation began after the family asked for reconsideration of evidence including a social media photo that contradicted Carver's account of the shooting.

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