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Colorado man pleads guilty in 2017 New Mexico crime spree

The Associated Press
July 11, 2019 06:51 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to carjacking resulting in death and other offenses stemming from a 2017 crime spree in New Mexico.

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Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Daniel Allen Lowell of Pueblo made his plea Thursday and faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced.

Lowell and 32-year-old Trista Marie Schlaefli of Colorado Springs allegedly fled from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint west of Las Cruces in a stolen pickup truck in November 2017.

The couple allegedly carjacked an SUV from a family at gunpoint and a subsequent collision killed a retired Las Cruces police officer on a motorcycle.

They then attempted to carjack two other vehicles before being arrested by New Mexico State Police.

Prosecutors say Schlaefli pleaded guilty to multiple charges last November and is awaiting sentencing.

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