Glenwood shooting victim’s dad added to judge’s protective order
December 1, 2013
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — In the ongoing first-degree murder case against Fredy Argueta Cabrera, accused in the shooting death of 21-year-old Douglas Menjivar on July 31, Menjivar's father has been added to a judge's protective order in the case, based in part on an assertion that the wife of the defendant has been trying to send money to the dead man's family.
Jorge Crespin-Para, 45, was added to the protective order issued by District Judge Denise Lynch, which initially prohibited contact between the defendant and one of the two alleged victims in the case, Menjivar's 18-year-old girlfriend, Leydy Trejo.
According to prosecutors, Cabrera, 39, murdered Menjivar because Menjivar was living with Trejo, who is Cabrera's stepdaughter. Witnesses in the case reportedly have said that Cabrera was unhappy about the two living together.
Cabrera also is suspected of shooting Trejo during the incident, sending her to a hospital in Denver for emergency surgery, and Trejo has said that she has no interest in talking with her stepfather.
According to court files, Crespin-Para submitted a victim's impact statement to the judge on Oct. 15, informing her that the killing of Menjivar "has affected us morally, physically," and has caused turmoil in the family.
"Every day, I speak to my wife and younger son to calm them down," Crespin-Para told a victim's assistant for the 9th Judicial District, who filled out the victim's impact statement for Crespin-Para.
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"I can't sleep, and when I sleep, I think of my son; when I wake it's the same case every day," Crespin-Para continued.