Lakewood police arrest victim's boyfriend in homicide case

Jul 27, 2012 Full story: Denver Post 114

The Lakewood Police Department arrested Corey Anthony Lopez Thursday night on suspicion of first-degree murder and domestic violence in a case involving his girlfriend.

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Jennifer Nelson

Bronx, NY

#1 Jul 31, 2012
Richelle Best family in desperate need of donations for her funeral. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo bank to the Richelle Best Memorial Fund. Please help lay this sweet girl to rest.
jtrujillo

Denver, CO

#2 Aug 3, 2012
Free-My-Bro-Corey-Lopez :(
Im praying for you lil bro!!
Bri

United States

#3 Aug 6, 2012
Free my lil brother Corey. I love you tons brother. You're in our prayers.
BEB

United States

#4 Aug 14, 2012
My prayers are with the Best family in their time of loss.

I am praying for my cousin Corey because I know he is a kind and loving man and we will all see this was just an accident. Love you cousin. Xoxo
Bri

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2012
FREE MY LIL BROTHER. FREE MY LIL BROTHER I miss you lots. Though you're not next to us hanging out you're still in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
xoxoxo

El Monte, CA

#6 Aug 18, 2012
I love you my beautiful baby boy
xoxoxo

Denver, CO

#7 Aug 18, 2012
my son corey lopez is the most loving and caring young man you will ever meet. People talk about others that will give you there shirt off there back, My son corey will give you the most gift in life! His love, his heart, and every penny in his pocket.He will do everything he can to make life better for anyone he can.He has the biggest heart i"ve ever seen. Love Momma xoxoxo
A friend

Wheat Ridge, CO

#8 Aug 19, 2012
If he is the most loving and kind man why did he kill his girlfriend? You don't hurt the ones you love. Richelle had a family that misses her, where are your apologizes to her and her family?
Bri

United States

#9 Aug 23, 2012
Missing my brother tons. We all love you and thinking of you everyday.
FREE MY LIL BROTHER COREY!
Bri

United States

#10 Aug 23, 2012
xoxoxo wrote:
my son corey lopez is the most loving and caring young man you will ever meet. People talk about others that will give you there shirt off there back, My son corey will give you the most gift in life! His love, his heart, and every penny in his pocket.He will do everything he can to make life better for anyone he can.He has the biggest heart i"ve ever seen. Love Momma xoxoxo
I have to agree with everything you wrote! Corey is just wonderful <3
Huh

Denver, CO

#11 Aug 25, 2012
Assumptions of guilt or otherwise are just that, assumptions. Everyone is capable of killing someone, the motivational trigger is the only difference between all of us. That said, the evidence will either clear him or convict him, and I don't know how much any of you know but I imagine it is comparable to what I know...Not much.
Mshugge

Boulder, CO

#12 Aug 28, 2012
First ... to the family and friends of the wonderful Corey ... why aren't you providing ANY consolations to the family and friends of his dead girlfriend? None at all. This speaks highly of your qualities!

Second ... if the guy was so innocent and loving and caring why hasn't he shown any sadness at all the family of Richelle. Nothing. He laughts and jokes every time he swaggers into the court room.

Third ... Richelle didn't crush her own throat. She didn't ask for her life to be ended at the age of 21. She was trying to leave this monster. He dragged her back home, as witnessed by a neighbor. And Mr innocent little Corey rushing out of town on his one way ticket that mama bought for her little boy?
BEB

United States

#13 Aug 29, 2012
First of all, I am family to Corey and as you can see above my deepest condolences go out to Richelle's family as I am so sorry that this happened and I am grateful I still have Corey in my life. However, nobody knows what actually happened and a lot of people are pulling s*** out of their a**es so how about we all shut up and wait until we hear the evidence. And whoever said Corey was fleeing is a liar because he was at home grieving the loss of someone he loved dearly. I've known corey since he was born and he is the most harmless person I've ever met. I pray for him every day and I pray for Richelle too because her sweet life was lost too soon. Truth will prevail.
xoxo
fightingforjusti ce

Denver, CO

#14 Sep 3, 2012
I want to say one thing...if he is such a kind and loving man why then does he have no remorse for the loss of Richelle??? Where you there at the court date?? If you were you would have seen his smirk on his face when he came out! He didn't have a damn care in the world! Neither does his family! His family was at the court date, did they give their condolences to Richelles family? NO!! If it was only an accident why was he trying to leave the state?? The truth will come out in trial! And we will have justice for our sweet Richelle! And who ever is mother is....oh, I've heard stories about you straight from your sons mouth! And you wanna say all this praise??? Ha! Keep up the BS, God sees and knows all!
Godseesall

United States

#15 Sep 4, 2012
It just amazes me that everyone is feeling soo sorry for Corey. It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about him and what he did to Richelle. So everyone claims its an " accident", BULLSHIT! How do you accidently crush someones throat and then have no remorse for his dead girlfriend? Or for the family of this " great and loving person" to not console her family and friends?! You stilll have your little precious corey but her family doesn't have there only daughter. I know God sees all and I'm pretty sure they wouldn't keep someone locked up knowing there inoccent. The truth will prevail and all those family and friends that have been hurt and pained by her death will get the justice they deserve. So please save your pity party bullshit for someone who cares. Like I said if he had remorse or was devestated by her " accidentle death" why the hell has he or the family showed no emotion for the death of a beautiful young girls life that was taken from her?? Think about it. Anyone is capable of murder even those loving, caring, generous people. Everyone has another side to them and his happened to be a evil ugly monster. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED FOR RICHELLE BEST!! RIP ANGEL
rocksteady

El Monte, CA

#16 Sep 5, 2012
BEB wrote:
First of all, I am family to Corey and as you can see above my deepest condolences go out to Richelle's family as I am so sorry that this happened and I am grateful I still have Corey in my life. However, nobody knows what actually happened and a lot of people are pulling s*** out of their a**es so how about we all shut up and wait until we hear the evidence. And whoever said Corey was fleeing is a liar because he was at home grieving the loss of someone he loved dearly. I've known corey since he was born and he is the most harmless person I've ever met. I pray for him every day and I pray for Richelle too because her sweet life was lost too soon. Truth will prevail.
xoxo
yea the truth will prevail and her throat being crushed is not something they are pulling out of there asses thank you very much. That's the cause of DEATH!! And I'm pretty sure that young girl didn't choke herself. So yes keep on believing he is such a great guy but in the end all of the family of this monster will see his true colors. So keep on believing his little fairytail lies but trust me this was not just an accident. You don't accidently crush someones throat!! And yea as I recall they did find him at the airport. Oh and if he loved her soo dearly why the hell did she mysteriously die? He is charged with 3 counts of first degree murder and domestic violence, look it up its everywhere oh and tampuring with evidence.. ha!. If he loved her soo much as you say, why was he beating her? Think about it there buddy!
LBAT

United States

#17 Sep 6, 2012
The family and friends of Corey were told not to speak to Richelles family at all because we were told it would start more drama. If you were in court you would have heard he is charged with ONE count of murder and 2 counts of violence duh there's not 3 ppl dead. Shouldn't believe what you read online, even the court website is incorrect. And no one has disputed the cause of death 'buddy', just how it happened.

Coreys friends and family are not here to belittle Richelle or downgrade her life. We know she was a wonderful person and we are all deeply sad about her death. However our family is hurting too and I know no one cares but we are just trying to take care of our family the same way you all are. I know id be just as bitter if it was corey who was dead but we are forgiving people and I hope one day this will be forgiven.
rocksteady

El Monte, CA

#18 Sep 10, 2012
LBAT wrote:
The family and friends of Corey were told not to speak to Richelles family at all because we were told it would start more drama. If you were in court you would have heard he is charged with ONE count of murder and 2 counts of violence duh there's not 3 ppl dead. Shouldn't believe what you read online, even the court website is incorrect. And no one has disputed the cause of death 'buddy', just how it happened.
Coreys friends and family are not here to belittle Richelle or downgrade her life. We know she was a wonderful person and we are all deeply sad about her death. However our family is hurting too and I know no one cares but we are just trying to take care of our family the same way you all are. I know id be just as bitter if it was corey who was dead but we are forgiving people and I hope one day this will be forgiven.
ok first off the sherriffs report online which is accurate, he is charged with 5 counts of first degree murder. You can have different counts for one murder if you knew anything about the law regardless if there's only one person dead. It gives options to the jury for final verdect. 2nd.. for them to tell you not to apologise bc of more drama? That's shady right there I'm sorry. I think maybe an apology would be nice to the family and friends just to know that you guys care or have some type of remorse for Richelle. 3rd I understand that you may be a forgiving family but its not there job to forgive corey, that's Gods job! And 4th, I don't think there should be any better or different way of HOW it happened. I don't know what he is statting but when it comes down to it, she was choked. I don't care how you look at it. Like I said and many other people say how do you accidently choke someone and kill them on accident? Plain and simple and yess everyone will find out soon and so will you. Then we will see how "innocent and loving"corey really was.. I pray everyday for the family and friends of this beautiful soul that was taken from them. I hope the best for you all, both parties.
Mshugge

Boulder, CO

#19 Sep 10, 2012
On the Colorado Court Database site, Corey Lopez is now facing the following charges:

Lopez, Corey Anthony
Defendant 1
DOB: 03/03/1990
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian

1 Murder 1-after Deliberation
Statute: 18-3-102(1)(a)
Class: F1 (Class 1 Felony)

2 Charges: Tampering W/ Physical Evidence-destroy
Class: F6 (Class 6 Felony)

3 Charges: Murder 1-after Deliberation
Statute: 18-3-102(1)(a)
Class: F1 (Class 1 Felony)

4 Charges:: Violent Crime-cause Death/sbi
Class: SE (Sentence Enhancement)

5 Charges: Violent Crime-used Weapon

Why the second charge for murder when he "only" (allegedly) murdered one person? The second charge is not added to increase the likelihood of capital punishment. Although the penalty can be imposed for extreme indifference murders, it is more commonly imposed in cases of intentional premeditated murder (eg "with deliberation", as noted in the charge). Prosecutors have taken this approach to ensure that each victimís family can find some measure of justice in a guilty finding on at least one count relating directly to their loved oneís loss.

... and I'm sure the relatives and friends were warned not to talk to the family and friends of Richelle because at the first court hearing these "good people" were taunting Richelle's family and friends ... not consoling them. So they want to face charges themselves, they were told to knock it off! So get off the pity party for poor Corey, and how you can't console the family and friends of Richelle.
Suzy

United States

#20 Sep 10, 2012
Mshugge wrote:
On the Colorado Court Database site, Corey Lopez is now facing the following charges:
Lopez, Corey Anthony
Defendant 1
DOB: 03/03/1990
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
1 Murder 1-after Deliberation
Statute: 18-3-102(1)(a)
Class: F1 (Class 1 Felony)
2 Charges: Tampering W/ Physical Evidence-destroy
Class: F6 (Class 6 Felony)
3 Charges: Murder 1-after Deliberation
Statute: 18-3-102(1)(a)
Class: F1 (Class 1 Felony)
4 Charges:: Violent Crime-cause Death/sbi
Class: SE (Sentence Enhancement)
5 Charges: Violent Crime-used Weapon
Why the second charge for murder when he "only" (allegedly) murdered one person? The second charge is not added to increase the likelihood of capital punishment. Although the penalty can be imposed for extreme indifference murders, it is more commonly imposed in cases of intentional premeditated murder (eg "with deliberation", as noted in the charge). Prosecutors have taken this approach to ensure that each victimís family can find some measure of justice in a guilty finding on at least one count relating directly to their loved oneís loss.
... and I'm sure the relatives and friends were warned not to talk to the family and friends of Richelle because at the first court hearing these "good people" were taunting Richelle's family and friends ... not consoling them. So they want to face charges themselves, they were told to knock it off! So get off the pity party for poor Corey, and how you can't console the family and friends of Richelle.
On behalf of Corey's family I want to apologize for those "friends" of his that taunted Richelle's family. This apology should have come sooner and should be in person but I am really sorry that those complete idiots taunted her family. That was wrong of them and I am ashamed he has friends that would do that.

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