LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — In some versions of a story Dec. 19 about a murder-suicide in Colorado, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Maria Cintora-Silva had been held against her will the previous weekend by the gunman and that her body was found in the same room as the gunman. It was her sister, Beatriz Cintora-Silva, who was held against her will and whose body was found with the gunman's.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Gunman released from jail hours before killings
Gunman in Colo. murder-suicide had been released hours before murder-suicide that left 4 dead
By DAN ELLIOTT and STEVEN K. PAULSON
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who had just been released from jail on domestic violence charges shot and killed three people Tuesday, including his ex-girlfriend, who was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher when she was killed, authorities said.
The gunman then shot and killed himself, Weld County Sheriff John Cook said.
The victims included the ex-girlfriend's sister and the sister's husband. All were found dead in a home in unincorporated Weld County outside Longmont, about 35 miles north of Denver.
Cook identified the dead as 25-year-old Beatriz Cintora-Silva; her sister, Maria Cintora-Silva, 22; and Max Aguirre Ojeda, 32, who was Maria Cintora-Silva's husband.
The gunman was identified as Daniel Sanchez, 31.
Authorities said Beatriz Cintora-Silva called 911 shortly after 4 a.m. to report shots fired. The 911 dispatcher heard her cry, "No, no, no," followed by a gunshot.
Sanchez took the phone, told the dispatcher he had killed three people and that he was going to kill himself, authorities said. The dispatcher then heard a single shot followed by silence.
Cook said Sanchez had been arrested Saturday in Longmont on charges of domestic violence, kidnapping and false arrest for allegedly holding Beatriz Cintora-Silva against her will after their relationship ended.
Sanchez was released on bail from the Boulder County jail at 10 p.m. Monday and drove to the home where Cintora-Silva had taken refuge with her sister and brother-in-law, Cook said.
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