Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

October 28, 2020 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Steven Young with Murder in the First Degree

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that Steven Young (age 45) is accused of killing then 32-year old Charly Lewis on June 7, 2020, in the alley behind 1065 Federal Blvd. Young is charged with murder in the first degree (F1) and with possession of a weapon by a previous offender (F5).

According to the arrest affidavit, surveillance video and HALO footage captured Young and Lewis walking together in the area where her body was found during the early morning hours. On June 9, 2020, the medical examiner ruled Ms. Lewis’ death a homicide.

The case against Young, (20CR20012) was filed in Denver District Court today and he is scheduled for First Advisement on Friday, October 30, 2020, at 1:00 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