Father killer gets life

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Convicted killer David Paul Arledge, 34, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his father, Floyd Carl Arledge II, in his Arvada home in 2010.

David Arledge was found guilty of first-degree murder by a Jefferson County jury on Feb. 7.

The Arledges had lived together at a Depew Street residence.

Following a dispute, David Arledge moved out, only to later return to the house and shoot and kill his father. After killing his father, David Arledge left Arvada and drove to Salida. Two days later he turned himself into Thornton police.

“We are pleased with the outcome of this case and hope it brings some sense of justice to the family of Floyd Arledge II,” District Attorney Peter Weir said in a statement.

“The Arvada Police Department did an excellent job with this investigation,” Weir added.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s office reports that David Arledge requested to waive his appearance at the sentencing since he knew he would be given a life sentence.

Prosecutors argued that under the Victims’ Rights Act, the family of the victim had a right to be heard, which would be diminished by Arledge’s absence. District Judge Chris Bachmeyer ruled in favor of the prosecutors, and denied Arledge’s request to not appear.

During the investigation, Arvada police contacted David Arledge’s brother, Floyd Arledge III, who provided them with blatantly false information.

The brother was later arrested and charged with being an accessory to murder.

He was found guilty by a jury in 2011, and sentenced to three years intensive supervision probation and 90 days in jail.

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