Colorado man charged in killing Cedar Rapids teacher, daughter charged with murder
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS2/FOX28) —
A Colorado man already in custody after causing a fatal crash that killed a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School teacher and his oldest daughter that he was visiting is now facing murder charges.
19-year-old Marcos Orozco is now facing multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.
Authorities say on Nov. 22, Orozco was fleeing police after a burglary when he crashed into a vehicle carrying 55-year-old John Nees and 38-year-old Nicole Nees. John Nees was in Fort Collins, Colorado visiting his Nicole for Thanksgiving.
Orozco stole weapons from a pawn shop in a smash and grab burglary.
Below are all of the charges Orozco is facing in relation to the crash and burglary.
- Murder in the First Degree – Extreme Indifference, 2 counts (class 1 felony)
- Murder in the First Degree – Felony Murder, 2 counts (class 1 felony)
- Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder in the First Degree (class 2 felony)
- Vehicular Eluding (class 3 felony)
- Leaving the scene of an accident (class 3 felony)
- Second degree burglary (class 4 felony)
- Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the First Degree (class 5 felony)