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Police investigate homicide

Lakewood Police Department is investigating a death that occurred on Aug. 28.

Agents responded to a call of a domestic dispute in the 10500 block of W. Warren Drive around 10:50 a.m.

Upon arrival agents contacted Carol Weigum, 73, outside of the residence. Inside the house, officers found her husband, Wallace “Wally” Weigum, 83, severely injured. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead later that afternoon. The investigation is considered to be a homicide, showing that Wallace died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Carol was arrested at the scene and later lodged at Jefferson County Jail on first degree murder charges. The investigators are still interviewing family and friends and the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office later this week.

Detectives do not believe anyone else is involved at this time.

Lakewood Historical Society hosts second essay contest

In honor of Dennis Vanderhoof, who remembered the Lakewood Historical Society in his will, the society is hosting a second essay contest, called the Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest.

With this stipend, the society is able to offer much more generous prizes for quality essays which help to research and preserve the many facets of Lakewood’s past.

This year, first and second prizes in the adult category (age 20 and older) are $700 and $600 respectively. Youth (younger than 20) can win prizes of $400 and $300.

The deadline for submitting is Nov. 1, 2013.

For more information and entry blanks, call 303-233-3050 or visit www.historiclakewood.com.

LWV discusses death penalty

The Jeffco League of Women Voters will be hosting two meetings to discuss Colorado’s policies regarding the death penalty.

The first meeting will be 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Jefferson County League of Women Voters office, 1425 Brentwood, Suite 7, in Lakewood.

The second meeting will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Cason Howell House, 1575 Kipling St., in Lakewood.

The LWV has supported abolition of the death penalty since 2006. Members of the Jeffco league and guests will examine current events surrounding Colorado’s use of the death penalty, legislation that stalled in the House this past session and will discuss the potential impact of the two current cases being sought by Denver and Arapahoe County District Attorneys.

All meetings are open to the public, regardless of party affiliation. Call Lynne at 303-985-5128 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org for more information.

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