Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

December 4, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Man in Stabbing Death (Cholo)

DENVER—35-year old Bereket Cholo was charged yesterday by the Denver District Attorney with murder in the first degree.  It is alleged that on November 27, 2019, Cholo stabbed Mr. Tamerat Abebe in the 7-Eleven store in the 7600 block of East Colfax Avenue causing his death.

Cholo’s case number is 19CR08929 and he will appear for his first advisement on December 5, 2019, at 8:30 in courtroom 5A.



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