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Man found guilty by a Colorado judge of murdering his wife and daughter and receives two life sentences
Man found guilty by a Colorado judge of murdering his wife and daughter and receives two life sentences

A judge in the US state of Colorado sentenced a man on Wednesday to two life sentences without the possibility of parole after he was found guilty of the double murder of his wife and daughter.

On June 28, a jury in Colorado found Reginald MacLaren guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Death of his wife and daughter. Bethany MacLaren, 70, and her daughter Ruth MacLaren, 35, were found dead in the family’s home in an Englewood apartment on March 25, 2023.

Reginald MacLaren

Arapahoe County


MacLaren, 83, was also convicted of making false statements after he called police and said the women had been murdered and he believed he knew who killed them.

Prosecutors from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Reginald MacLaren killed his wife and daughter with an axe after he lost his job and feared they would soon be homeless without money.

The bodies were found partially dismembered in garbage cans in the apartment in the 900 block of Englewood Parkway.

By Everly