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September 2, 2004                                                                                  

Contact: Lynn Kimbrough, 720-913-9025





Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter, Jr. announced today that he has re-filed a murder charge against 41-year-old Kurt Sonnenfeld in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Nancy, on January 1, 2002.


Sonnenfeld (DOB: 12-18-62) is charged with first-degree murder after deliberation (F1).


Sonnenfeld was taken into custody in Buenos Aires, Argentina earlier this week on an arrest warrant prepared by the Denver DA’s Office. 


Denver police responded to the Sonnenfeld home about 1:40 a.m. on New Year’s Day 2002 on a shooting report.  Nancy Sonnenfeld was found in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head.  She was taken to the hospital but died several hours later.


Kurt Sonnenfeld was arrested and charged with his wife’s murder in January 2002 but the charge was dismissed the day before his trial was set to begin.  The investigation continued and new information was developed by Denver homicide detectives over the last two years that led to the re-filing of the murder charge.


Sonnenfeld will remain in custody in Argentina pending extradition.





*The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6

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