(Golden, CO – May 8, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the stabbing death of 52-year-old Noal Nussbaum in Westminster on May 1, 2020. Wesley Van Lougee, DOB: 3-30-84, has been charged with First Degree Murder – After Deliberation (F1) and two violent crime counts. Lougee made his appearance in court today electronically and was advised of these charges.
Westminster police were called to 10391 107th Circle at 7:40 p.m. on May 1st on a report of a stabbing. They found Noal Nussbaum on the floor between the garage and the house with a stab wound to the chest. He was transported to the hospital where he died a short time later.
According to the arrest affidavit, Mr. Nussbaum lived at the home with the homeowner, her son, and two developmentally disabled adults. Lougee is alleged to have arrived at the house and had some communication with Mr. Nussbaum, who was working on a project in the garage. Lougee then stabbed Noal Nussbaum in the chest. Lougee was a friend of the homeowner’s son, and Lougee and Nussbaum were also acquainted.
Mr. Lougee is being held without bond at the Jefferson County jail. He is scheduled to be back in court on May 13th at 11:00 for a motions hearing. His preliminary hearing has been set for June 24th at 8:00.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime(s). A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6