Preliminary hearing set for January for Gateway Motel homicide suspect – Loveland Reporter-Herald
A Larimer County judge has scheduled a preliminary hearing for the Gateway Motel’s first homicide suspect earlier this year.
Dennis Gist, 59, was arrested on March 11 in connection with the death of Jordan Sinden, 25, at the East Loveland Motel.
During a hearing Thursday afternoon, Gist’s attorneys Lance Thibert and Jeffrey Schwartz requested that the case be scheduled for a preliminary hearing. The two lawyers as well as Deputy District Attorney Robert Axmacher requested four hours to present their case.
Judge Laurie Dean has set the preliminary hearing for a full day on January 4 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Officers responded to the motel at 417 E. Eisenhower Blvd. on the night of March 10 after a death was reported during a 911 call shortly before 8 p.m. Police arrived to find Sinden dead in a room at the motel, shot dead. An autopsy performed by the Larimer County coroner’s office found the death to be homicide.
Gist faces charges of first degree murder after deliberation, a Class 1 felony; first degree murder, a class 1 felony; second degree home burglary, a class 3 felony; and possession of a weapon as a prior offender, a Class 4 felony.
Jonathan Fuhrman, the other man arrested in connection with the shooting, will return to court on November 15. He faces charges of first degree murder after deliberation, a Class 1 felony; first degree murder, a class 1 felony; and second degree home burglary, a class 3 felony.
A third person, Derrick Pippin, was sentenced to three years in prison in early September for his involvement in the case.