Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-17 08:58:00 –
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Prosecutors made an opening statement Wednesday morning in Michael White’s murder trial accused of killing a 20-year-old Fort Carson soldier in 1987.
Darlene Clashock’s body was found behind the Korean Club Restaurant in South Academy Boulevard. Prosecutors said Crashock was brutally beaten, raped, sodomized, tortured, and strangled on a hanger.
White was never nominated as a suspect or witness, but in 2019 his DNA matched the DNA found at the crime scene and he was arrested for one murder. He lived in Thornton at that time. He is acquitted.
The first witness to be called to the stand was Darlene’s mother, Betty Krashock. She said Darlene joined the army shortly after graduating from high school in 1984 and was a mechanic stationed at Fort Carson. Betty said Darlen was enjoying what she did and wanted to re-enlist and go into the air.
The second witness, previously interviewed, was a copy from Richard Springs, a former Colorado Springs police officer who died before the trial. According to writing records, he was one of the police officers who found Darlene’s body. He said she was partially dressed, bloody and cold. He said he believed that the murder did not occur there and her body was dumped there.
A few more witnesses were called to the stand on Wednesday, and the judge said he expected the trial to last for at least a week.
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