Leonard Gary Ross, 41, was scheduled to appear in Arapahoe County District Court March 12 for confirmation of council and to be advised he faces …
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Leonard Gary Ross, 41, was scheduled to appear in Arapahoe
County District Court March 12 for confirmation of council and to
be advised he faces charges of manslaughter and second-degree
assault in connection with the beating death of 35-year-old Tim
The two previous advisement hearings were postponed by the
court. Once the advisement is completed, a pretrial hearing
generally is scheduled within 30 to 60 days.
Both charges Ross faces are Class 4 felonies. Each class 4
felony carries a possible sentence of two to six years in
The current investigation began March 1 when police officers and
the fire rescue unit were called to 3544 S. Bannock on a report of
a man with a head injury.
Paramedics found a 35-year-old victim later identified as Tim
Sanchez, who had been badly beaten. He was rushed to Swedish
Medical Center but died of his injuries early in the evening of
The investigation pointed to 41-year-old Leonard G. Ross as a
suspect. Police arrested him about 10 p.m. March 2. He was taken to
Arapahoe County Jail and bond has been set at $50,000.
Police indicate Ross has lived in Englewood on and off for
several years and also that he has a long criminal history.
Sanchez, too, had lived in Englewood on and off for years and he
had relatives in the 3500 block of South Bannock Street.
Reports indicate the victim had been in the neighborhood earlier
in the evening then went to a seek an acquaintance who lived
During the police investigation, officers found the victim was
involved in a fight with Ross.
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