Man who killed, dismembered Aurora man sentenced to life in prison

Richard Darling

AURORA, Colo. — A man who killed and dismembered a homeless man near Interstate 225 in Aurora in 2015 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Richard Allen Darling, 37, was sentenced to the prison term without parole on Thursday for the slaying of Rey Pesina, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said.

Police found Pesina’s body near a homeless camp under the bridge overpass near East Sixth Avenue and I-225, according to prosecutors.

“What has struck me most is …. the complete and utter lack of any semblance of remorse” from Darling, Senior Deputy District Attorney Jake Adkins told the court during sentencing.

“This defendant responds with threats of violence to any perceived transgression against him. He has demonstrated he is capable of carrying through with his threats. He should never be released into society.”