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Posted on: August 18, 2020

District Attorney Office files 24 charges in machete attack

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17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young announced Tuesday that Lonny Lynn McNair has been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and other charges in a machete attack in Brighton on August 11.

McNair (DOB 10/23/71) is charged with 24 counts:

  • First-degree murder after deliberation (F1)
  • First-degree felony murder (F1)
  • Three counts of attempted first-degree murder (F2)
  • First-degree assault against an at-risk person (F2)
  • Two counts of first-degree assault (F3)
  • Two counts of first-degree burglary (F3)
  • Second-degree assault (F4)
  • Vehicular eluding (F5)
  • 12 counts of crime of violence (sentencing enhancers)

McNair was advised of the charges Tuesday in Adams County District Court. He is set for preliminary hearing on November 6 at 1:30 p.m.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual committed a crime under Colorado law. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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