Man in critical condition after Fraser stabbing |

Man in critical condition after Fraser stabbing

A Glendale man is in critical condition in a Denver hospital after he was stabbed early Sunday morning, July 19, in Fraser.

Investigators believe the suspect, 29-year-old Chanel Bell of Aurora, was meant to be caring for Kenneth Richardson, a 53-year-old double amputee, said Lt. Dan Mayer with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Richardson was in fair condition before undergoing surgery Monday morning. Mayer said. It is unclear what caused the deterioration in Richardson’s condition, Mayer said.

Richardson was in intensive care as of Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred in a condo on Wapiti Drive around 4 a.m. on July 19, Mayer said.

Richardson was stabbed once at the base of his neck with a steak knife.

Investigators do not have a motive for the crime, and there didn’t appear to have been a disagreement between Bell and Richardson, Mayer said.

“There may have been alcohol and drugs involved, and we’re not quite sure what exactly happened,” Mayer said.

Bell is currently being held in the Grand County Jail on suspicion of first-degree and second-degree assault.

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