Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering father in Arvada

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A man from Arvada was sentenced to life in prison Monday for murdering his father back in 2010.

A Jefferson County jury found 34-year-old David Paul Arledge guilty of shooting and killing his father, Floyd Carl Arledge II.

Police said David lived with his father on the 6000 block of Depew Street in Arvada, but moved out after a dispute with his dad. In September of 2010, officers said Arledge returned to the house and shot and killed his father.

Michael Arledge, who is David’s cousin, was reportedly living with Floyd at the time and heard the gunshots from another part of the house.

After David left the house, Michael went to Floyd’s bedroom and found him dying on the floor next to his bed, police said.

According to authorities, David Arledge left Arvada and drove to Salida after killing his father. Two days later, he turned himself into Thornton Police.

“We are pleased with the outcome of this case and hope it brings some sense of justice to the family of Floyd Arledge, II,” said District Attorney Peter Weir. “The Arvada Police Department did an excellent job with this investigation. They went so far as to build a full-sized replica of the crime scene in the basement of the courthouse to assist jurors in understanding exactly what happened to Mr. Arledge.”

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