Moffat County district judge reduces Leroy Fief’s murder sentence
CRAIG — Moffat County District Judge Michael O’Hara on Thursday, Sept 20, issued a written order reducing Leroy Fief’s sentence from 30 years in prison to 24 years, according to a news release from the 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Fief had requested the court reconsider the length of his sentence. O’Hara was the judge who originally sentenced Fief in December 2013.
Both the district attorney’s office and Arredondo’s family addressed their opposition to any reduction in Fief’s sentence.
“Mr. Arredondo’s family and I are disappointed that the court reduced Fief’s sentence, though we respect that the court was fully within its discretion to do so,” ” District Attorney Brett Barkey said in the statement.
Friday marked one year since the Silver Creek Fire sparked northwest of Kremmling in Routt National Forest and burned more than 20,120 acres, according to data from the Rocky Mountain Incident Coordination Center.