3 people charged with involvement in Colorado Springs teens' murders working on plea deals

Posted at 11:24 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 13:24:16-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – Three of the people charged with their alleged involvement in the murder of two Colorado Springs teenagers earlier this year are reportedly working on plea deals.

KRDO and the Colorado Springs Gazette report that Breeana Dahlberg and Carlos “Tink” Meza waived their preliminary hearings Thursday morning amid the ongoing negotiations.

Dahlberg faces a second-degree kidnapping charge, while Meza faces a charge of possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

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The two are among 10 people who face charges in the murders of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida, who were found dead March 12 along the side of Old Pueblo Road, south of Fountain.

Dahlberg’s lawyer, Jennifer Stock, told KRDO that the district attorney’s office had offered her client a deal, but did not specify the details. Stock told KRDO that she hopes to reach a deal before Dahlberg’s next court appearance, which is set for June 12.

The Gazette reports that Prado also requested to postpone her preliminary hearing on Thursday. She, like Dahlberg, faces a kidnapping charge.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has remained tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation. It has still not released details about how Greer and Partida were murdered or how the 10 people were involved.