‘Hammer Killer’ convicted of murder of Lakewood woman – What We Know!


DENVER – A Jefferson County jury on Thursday convicted Alex Ewing of killing a Lakewood girl in January 1984 as a part of the “Hammer Killer” spree – the second time he has been convicted of homicide in reference to the string of killings.

The jury discovered Ewing responsible of first-degree homicide after deliberation and two different counts of felony homicide in reference to the killing of Patricia Smith on Jan. 10 of that 12 months. The jury began deliberating on Wednesday afternoon. The jury additionally confirmed sentence enhancers within the case.

Ewing was convicted in August by an Arapahoe County jury of homicide and several other different counts within the killings of three members of an Aurora household in January 1984. A choose sentenced him to 3 consecutive life sentences for his conviction in that case.

In October, a choose declared a mistrial in Ewing’s preliminary trial tied to Smith’s killing after Ewing’s counsel requested for a competency analysis. The newest trial began late final month.

Smith, 50, was killed at her house on Bayaud Avenue in Lakewood six days earlier than the Bennett household was attacked and three of them have been killed. She was discovered severely overwhelmed.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Patricia Smith was killed at her house in Lakewood in January 1984 as a part of the “Hammer Killer” spree.

Authorities introduced in August 2018 that Ewing was the suspect within the hammer killings. He was in jail in Nevada on the time on tried homicide and housebreaking convictions.

Investigators matched a DNA profile linking Smith’s loss of life and the deaths of the Bennetts in 2002 and Ewing’s DNA was matched to that profile in July 2018 when Nevada jail officers entered his DNA right into a database.

Prosecutors centered on that DNA proof in the course of the trial that ended Thursday, whereas Ewing’s attorneys tried to persuade the jury that prosecutors have been ignoring different proof.

However the jury certainly convicted Ewing, who can be sentenced on Tuesday morning. He’s at present incarcerated on the opposite life sentences on the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility in Cañon Metropolis.

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