Coroner identifies two women killed in shooting; court records say suspect confessed
DENVER — The two women who were shot and killed in a Denver apartment on South Parker Road late Wednesday night were identified by the Denver coroner on Friday.
Amanda Anders, 19, and Nancy Worrell, 22, were shot and killed inside an apartment at the French Quarter complex (3225 S. Parker Road) about 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Denver medical examiner’s office said in a news release.
Jose Gabriel King, 22, was arrested by the Castle Rock Police Department and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held at the Denver County Jail without bond.
During a court appearance Friday morning, King appeared despondent and sat with his head bowed as several deputies testified to what they believe happened.
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Testimony and a court affidavit revealed that King and one of the women were roommates and that the women were friends. King told police he could not remember what the argument was about that led to the shootings. King told police he used a .45-caliber handgun.
Deputies testified that King told investigators that after the shooting, he left wearing only brown sweatpants, but forgot his keys and walked back in to retrieve them, stepping over the bodies.
He drove to Castle Rock, where his parents live, and met his father. He then started “apologizing for something that he had done and saying he came to say goodbye.”
The parents contacted Castle Rock police for a welfare check and King told officers to arrest him before he was taken to Denver investigators.
Testimony also revealed that King told the Castle Rock officer who arrested him that he had “done a bad thing tonight.”