Two counts added to case against suspect charged with murder in connection with Gateway Motel death – Loveland Reporter-Herald

The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office added two counts against the man charged with murder in connection with an early 2021 death at the Gateway Motel in Loveland.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

Denis Gist

Prosecutors added two counts of tampering with physical evidence, both Class 6 felonies against 60-year-old Dennis Gist. He pleaded not guilty to the two additional counts in a hearing before 8th Judicial District Court Judge Laurie Dean on Thursday afternoon.

Dean scheduled Gist to return for a half-day hearing beginning at 1:30 p.m. on April 28 to discuss these two new charges as well as several motions regarding evidence in the case.

Gist was arrested on March 11, 2021 in connection with the death of 25-year-old Jordan Sinden, who was found shot dead at the East Loveland Motel the day before. Evidence presented at a preliminary hearing included videos from outside and inside the room where Sinden was shot.

Gist faces charges of first degree murder after deliberation, a Class 1 felony; first degree murder, a class 1 felony; second degree burglary of a dwelling, class 3 felony; two counts of possessing a weapon as a former offender, one a class 4 felony and the other a class 5 felony; and two new counts of tampering with physical evidence, a Class 6 felony, for its connection to the case. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

A judge has found probable cause in the original four charges against him in January and he faces a seven-day trial from June 23.

He remains in custody at Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins without bond.

Two other suspects have pleaded guilty in the case.

Derrick Pippin was arrested on March 17, 2021, a week after the shooting, for his connection to the incident and eventually pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a felony and possessing a weapon as a former offender; he was later sentenced to three years in prison.

Jonathan Fuhrman, the second prime suspect arrested in connection with the case, has pleaded guilty to an additional charge to the one he originally faced: conspiracy to commit second degree murder, a Class 3 felony. is expected to be sentenced in July after Gist’s trial, as he is expected to testify. His attorney, Rick Silver, hopes that will play a role in the sentencing decision.

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