A Laramie man accused of killing his step-grandmother pleaded not guilty today in Albany County District Court.

Trevor Sanford, 30, pleaded not guilty to one count of first degree murder and the alternative charge, murder in the first degree.

If convicted of the charge, he faces death, life imprisonment without parole or life imprisonment according to law.

Sanford is accused of killing Marilyn “Kay” Dlugosh, 75, in March. According to court documents, Laramie law enforcement received a call of a possibly dead person on March 29. Upon arrival at the scene they found Dlugosh, who was confirmed dead by EMT’s. Dlugosh’s son told Albany County Sheriff’s deputies that Sanford had been living with Dlugosh since March 23. He also said his mother’s white SUV was missing from her home.

A cell phone ping on the victim’s phone put it in a residence in Thorton, Colorado. Sanford was arrested in Westminster, CO on April 4th.

Sanford’s trial is set for Jan. 10 and 11, 2018.

He remains incarcerated in the Albany County Detention Center.


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