Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

April 10, 2020 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,

DA Beth McCann Comments on Sentencing of Arsonist Todd Perkins

DENVER—After being found guilty of intentionally causing an explosion at an apartment complex in Denver’s Baker neighborhood, Todd Norman Perkins was sentenced today by Denver District Court Judge John Madden.  In January, a Denver jury found Perkins guilty of five counts of attempted first degree murder, seven counts of attempted first degree assault, one count of first degree arson, one count of first degree burglary, one count of second degree burglary and one count of first degree assault. Today, Perkins was sentenced to serve 195 years in the Department of Corrections.

The following statement is to be attributed to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann:

“This lengthy sentence is wholly appropriate given that Todd Norman Perkins was calculating and callous in his intent to inflict the maximum harm on his victims.  He is a danger to the broader Denver community and we are all better off with him behind bars.  I reiterate my praise for the dozens of first responders, the Denver Fire Department, the Denver Police Department and my amazing staff of victim advocates, investigators and prosecutors for their hard work on this case.”