Man found guilty of homicide in East Colfax motel

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Brandon Foote, 30, was found guilty of first-degree murder and burglary in the shooting of a woman last year. (Photo: Denver DA’s office)

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DENVER —  A man accused in the murder of a woman last summer at a Denver motel has been found guilty by a jury after a seven-day trial, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Brandon Foote, 30, was found guilty of first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary. The jury deliberated one day before returning the verdicts.

On June 25, officers from the Denver Police Department responded to a report of several shots fired at the Sage and Sand Motel at 8415 E. Colfax Ave.

They found the victim, a 30-year-old woman, a block away, suffering from fatal gunshot wounds.

Foote was accused of breaking into a motel room where the victim’s sister was staying and killing the victim, after an altercation.

Foote will be sentenced on June 3.

A co-defendant, Merita Curry-Swanson, 36, is charged with first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary in connection with the case and is scheduled to go to trial in June.

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