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Jury trial scheduled for Fort Collins man arrested for shooting babysitter, strangling child

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-15 23:23:55-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A jury trial has been scheduled for a man arrested for allegedly killing a man and strangling a female child at a Windsor home nearly a year ago.

Trevor George, 33, was arrested Oct. 30, 2020. Weld County deputies responded to a home in the 7900 block of Weld 62 (Crossroads Boulevard), just west of Weld County Road 17 at 1 a.m. that morning where they found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

The Weld County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Ryan Ray Rogina. According to an arrest affidavit for George, Rogina was at the home babysitting a 6-year-old girl at the time of the shooting.

The mother of the child and her friends returned home to find Rogina dead in the driveway and a man, later identified as George, in the home who pointed a gun at the women, according to the affidavit. The women and child hid in a crawl space until police arrived. The child had injuries consistent with being strangled, the affidavit says.

The Fort Collins man was immediately considered a person of interest, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office. Within hours, he was found in a stolen Dodge Challenger Hellcat at a gas station on the corner of E. Mulberry Street and Greenfield Court and taken into custody before noon the same day. Police used a Taser on him during his arrest, and he was evaluated at the scene.

According to the affidavit, George "made a spontaneous utterance of knowing police were there because he killed a male earlier that morning."

George has been charged with the following:

  • One count of first-degree murder after deliberation
  • One count of felony first-degree murder
  • One count of criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder
  • One count of crime of violence
  • One count of first-degree assault
  • One count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury
  • One count of aggravated robbery
  • One count of first-degree burglary
  • One count of second-degree burglary
  • One count of criminal attempt to commit robbery
  • Two counts of first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft
  • Four counts of menacing
  • One count of possession of a weapon by a previous offender
  • One count of theft
  • One count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance

George pleaded not guilty Tuesday, the Weld County District Attorney’s Office said in a media release.

A motions hearing is scheduled for Dec. 21, and a jury trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 7, 2022.