Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

March 2, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Two Males in Death of Kenneth Dellamaestra

DENVER—On February 20, 2023, the body of Mr. Kenneth Dellamaestra (age 48) was found by Denver Police Department officers in a parking lot behind 6565 East Evans Avenue. On March 1, 2023, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide and concluded that Dellamaestra died from a gunshot wound. Today, Denver DA Beth McCann announced that two men have been charged with Mr. Dellamaestra’s murder.

Criminal cases have been filed in Denver District Court against, 43-year-old Christopher Meza (case number 23CR113) and 23-year-old Isaac Reiner (case number 23CR1053). Meza is charged with one count of first degree murder – after deliberation (F1), one count of second degree murder (F2) and two counts of aggravated robbery (F3). Reiner is charged with one count of second degree murder (F2) and one count of aggravated robbery (F3). Both men were Advised this morning.

About the Denver DA’s Office:
Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, support of the well-being of victims, participation in the community, transparency, accountability, and improvement of the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.


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.