Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

April 15, 2021 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver Jury Finds Dmarco Blake Guilty of Murder

DENVER—After a day and a half of deliberating, a Denver jury found Dmarco Blake guilty late Wednesday of first degree murder (F1), and two counts of first degree burglary (assault and menacing/deadly weapon, F3). Today, Blake was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years. On May 15, 2017, Blake was one of four people who broke into a home in the Southmoor neighborhood of Denver. During the home invasion, Timothy Anderson (27 years old) was shot and killed.

“I am pleased that the jury found Dmarco Blake guilty of murdering Tim Anderson and hope that those who knew and love him feel a sense of justice,” said Denver DA Beth McCann. “This was a terribly disturbing tragedy for Denver.”

Blake was 17-years old at the time of the murder and fled to California where he was later apprehended and convicted of a home burglary and horrific beating of an elderly woman. Blake was extradited to Denver in October 2018 and tried as an adult. In November 2018, DA McCann announced that Demond Hamilton was found guilty for his role in the incident and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The third defendant, Keione Clark pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder in July 2018 for which he received a 45-years prison sentence. A juvenile was also charged and pled guilty to accessory to murder, aggravated robbery and to being an aggravated juvenile offender.