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Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

November 21, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

Man Convicted of Murder of Wife (Wilkens)

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.

 

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