Man charged with murder after allegedly beating his grandmother to death in Westminster


WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A man has been charged following the beating death of his grandmother last month.

The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that John Power Swenson, 24, is charged with first-degree murder.

On Dec. 9, 2019, Westminster police officers responded to a welfare check at the East Bay Senior Housing complex at 3720 W. 68th Ave.

When officers arrived, they found 75-year-old Linda Shomberg in a pool of blood on the floor of a bedroom in her apartment.

She was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette.

A few hours later, Swenson was arrested by Denver police on unrelated charges.

He appeared in Adams County District Court Tuesday morning. His next court date is scheduled for Feb. 18.

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