District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 41-year-old Patrick Begley. Shannan Dea Begley, DOB: 11-24-79, the wife of Patrick Begley, has been charged with First Degree Murder (F1); Tampering with Evidence (F6); and two violent crime counts.
At 3:00 a.m. on July 26, Lakewood police were called to 2575 S. Sheridan on a report of a gunshot wound. They found Patrick Begley deceased in the residence.
According to the arrest affidavit, Mr. and Mrs. Begley had argued and then struggled over a gun.
Mrs. Begley is being held without bond at the Jefferson County jail. Her preliminary hearing has been set for November 15 at 8:30.
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