Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
November 21, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
NEWS RELEASE –
November 21, 2018
Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
MAN CONVICTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF WIFE
A Denver District Court jury returned a verdict Tuesday against a man charged in the January 2018 shooting death of his wife.
Cain Wilkens (dob: 01-28-1974) was found guilty after a five-day jury trial of second degree murder (F2). He was charged with one count of first degree murder (F1).
Wilkens shot his wife, 30-year-old Clarissa Wilkens, in the early morning hours of January 21, 2018, following a birthday party at their residence in the 1500 block of S. Albion Street. Wilkens alleged in a statement to police that his wife had shot herself.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 25, 2019.