Affidavit: Murder suspect killed man because he sexually assaulted daughter

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — An Englewood woman accused of killing a 40-year-old man by beating him to death with a baseball bat told authorities she did it because the victim had sexually assaulted her daughter.

Forsythia Owen is being held on a charge of first-degree murder.

According to police, officers found Denzel Rainey, 42, in an alley in the 3600 block of South Sherman and South Grant near Hwy. 285 and S. Broadway around 1 a.m. Sunday.

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Rainey was taken to Swedish Medical Center, where he later died, said Kevin Sage of the Englewood Police Department.

An autopsy found Rainey had multiple blunt force injuries, a skull fracture, six broken ribs, which cut his liver, two broken arms and a broken wrist.

According to her arrest affidavit, on Monday, detectives interviewed Owen who told them that Rainey had “sexually abused” a girl.¬† Owen said she knew Rainey slept in an alley and used a baseball bat to attack him while he was sleeping, the affidavit said.

During the interview, “Owen swung her hands back and forth and demonstrated how she struck Rainey over and over again because of what he did to [name redacted],” the affidavit said.

Owen is being held in the Arapahoe County Detention Facility.


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