But CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia learned from several sources the dead man is Thomas Ornelas, 41, who has a long criminal history that dates back to a murder he committed as a teenager. His history also includes several parole violations, repeated violations of a protection order, resisting arrest and attempted murder.
Ornelas has six other aliases listed on his record with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. One of the aliases includes the first name, “Sick.”
He was awaiting trial on attempted murder and other charges in Mesa County in September.
Sounds to me like this might be suicide by cop. Scumsack wanted to die, but he wanted to take one of the cops he hates with him.
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