Man who stabbed Denver philanthropist after meeting online sentenced


Leonid Rabinkov was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Jan. 24, 2014 for stabbing George DeCurnou in 2012, said a Denver DA spokeswoman. (Photo: DPD)

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DENVER — A man who is responsible for stabbing a well-known Denver philanthropist received his prison sentence in January.

Leonid A. Rabinkov, 36, was charged with aggravated assault on March 2, 2012 for attacking George DeCurnou in his Denver home, according to a release sent from the Denver Police Department in 2012.

Police had responded to DeCurnou’s residence in the 1300 block of Niagra on Feb. 27, 2012, and found the 56-year-old man in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times — DeCurnou later died in the hospital from his injuries.

According to Denver DA spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough, Rabinkov plead guilty to second-degree murder charges in November 2013.

On Jan. 24, he was sentenced to 32 years in prison, said Kimbrough.

During the initial investigation in 2012, sources had told FOX31 Denver that police found evidence in DeCurnou’s house that he may have met Rabinkov on Craigslist in the personals section.

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