17th Judicial DA

17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files First-Degree Murder Charges Against Nicholas Villarini

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Nicholas Villarini, 27, for his alleged actions on October 26, 2021, in Brighton. Two victims were killed as the result of a crash following a pursuit that involved Brighton Police and Villarini.
Villarini’s charges include:
  • Murder in the First Degree (F1) (2 Counts)
  • Assault in the First Degree (F3)
  • Vehicular Eluding (F3, 2 Counts) (F4 1 Count)
  • Driving Under Restraint (M)
Case number 2021CR003553 was filed in Adams County District Court. Villarini’s next scheduled court appearance is on January 28, 2022, at 9:00am.  

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.
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