COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado authorities say there will be no criminal charges filed in connection with a homeless man’s death because the person responsible had been acting in self-defense.

The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2jdgR42 ) that 48-year-old Michael Allen Dorland was beaten at his ex-girlfriend’s Colorado Springs apartment in December and died about two weeks later.

The El Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says Dorland threatened John Gilbert Nevares with a weapon inside the apartment. Nevares was accused of attacking Dorland with a golf club.

Nevares was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and later cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office says it couldn’t disprove self-defense beyond a reasonable doubt.

Nevares remains jailed in a separate case for investigation of criminal impersonation and false identification.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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