Aspen judge unseals affidavit, other records in Nancy Pfister homicide case

Staff report

Escalating tensions over money between Nancy Pfister and her tenants, William and Nancy Styler, precipitated the grisly murder of the well-known Aspen socialite.

Those and other details of the case emerged Friday, when Pitkin County District Judge Gail Nichols ordered the unsealing of the arrest warrant affidavit for William Styler, who confessed on June 20 that he acted alone in the murder.

Styler pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. In turn, prosecutors dropped first degree-murder charges against his wife, Nancy, and the third suspect, Katherine Carpenter, on June. 20.

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