Teen Babysitter Murdered In Pumpkin Patch, Police Say
A woman arrived at her home to find her daughter's babysitter deceased in the driveway, and her young daughter allegedly being strangled.
The Weld County (CO) Sheriff's Office announced on Friday that a murder suspect was taken into custody after allegedly shooting a babysitter who attempted to prevent him from stealing the family's truck.
KCNC-TV reports that family members involved in the investigation claim the unnamed babysitter was shot and killed by Trevor George, 32, as she tried to prevent him from stealing the family's truck, which was parked in a pumpkin patch near the family farmhouse. After the shooting, George allegedly went into the home and started strangling a young girl after she screamed for help. Family members also claim that George stopped strangling the girl when her mother arrived home, and that he threatened to kill the mother before he ran off.
Authorities arrived at the home to find the mother and the child hidden in the crawl space.
Shortly after he fled the scene George is reported to have stolen a vehicle from a nearby property and after being pursued was eventually spotted at a gas station in Fort Collins, Northern Colorado, where he was tasered and taken into custody.
Initially George was being held in connection to the stolen vehicle investigation, but now remains in custody at the Weld County Sheriff's Office and faces "one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree murder after deliberation, attempted first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and first-degree assault, as well as four counts of felony menacing and a host of theft, motor vehicle theft, burglary and robbery charges."