Former Boulder police officer pleads guilty to stalking

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BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder police officer accused of stalking and plotting to kill a fellow officer pleaded guilty in a county courthouse Monday morning.

In exchange for the remaining charges against him being dropped, Christian McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of felony stalking Monday. Per the plead deal, prosecutors agreed to drop the first degree murder and felony menacing charges.

McCracken’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for April 15. He could face one to three years in prison and remains free on $500,000 bond.

Investigators say McCracken spoke in April 2012 to his then-roommate, also a police officer, about a plot to kill his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in front of her and then kill himself. This was shortly after he obtained two of his own guns from the police department while he was on medical leave.

In addition to the threat, McCracken was accused of stalking the couple, both of whom are dispatchers with the Boulder Police Department, at his ex-girlfriend’s Broomfield home.

McCracken was arrested shortly after making the threat, when his roommate convinced him to go to Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette to be evaluated.

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