Winter Park police arrest man in connection with Kevin Gilbert death
Winter Park CO Colorado
After a lengthy investigation into the death of Kevin Gilbert, the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department has obtained a warrant charging Beau Grega, 24 of Winter Park with Criminally Negligent Homicide, a Class 5 Felony.
Grega was arrested in Winter Park on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 29.
It was determined from the evidence at the scene and from interviewing numerous witnesses that Gilbert and Grega left Deno’s bar in Winter Park early on the morning of Nov. 25th, according to statements released by the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department on Wednesday. Gilbert apparently fell several times in the area of Wanderer’s Way, the release states, and while Grega initially tried to provide him some assistance, police allege he ultimately left him lying in the snow while he went inside a friend’s home to spend the night.
The investigation into Gilbert’s death began on Nov. 25, 2009 after he was found in front of a home on Wanderer’s Way in Winter Park. While Gilbert was initially responsive, he was found to have a body temperature of approximately 72 degrees, and CPR was initiated in the ambulance. Gilbert was subsequently pronounced dead at the Granby Medical Center. While autopsy results are not complete at this time, there was significant evidence that Gilbert had suffered from hypothermia. Gilbert also suffered from some facial injuries, but those were not found to be a contributing factor in his death.
“Criminal Negligence” means that a person “through a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise, he fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that a result will occur or that a circumstance exists.
Grega is currently being held at the Grand County Jail.
If convicted, he faces a possible penalty of one to three years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and a fine of one thousand to one-hundred thousand dollars. Bond for this offense will be set by the court.
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