17th Judicial DA

17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files Charges Against Parents of Deceased Toddler

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Alonzo Montoya, 31, and Nicole Casias, 30. The defendants are charged for their alleged actions related to the death of their one-year-old daughter on January 2, 2022.

The Adams County Coroner determined the child died as a result of ingesting fentanyl. The deceased child’s blood post-mortem contained 10 times the amount of fentanyl necessary to kill an intolerant adult user. Casias and Montoya allegedly participated in illicit drug activity with the child present in the home prior to and after her death.

Montoya and Casias’ charges include:
  • Child Abuse Resulting in Death (F2)
  • Distribution of a Controlled Substance—Schedule I or Schedule II (DF3)
Case numbers 2022CR992 and 2022CR986 were filed in Adams County District Court. Both individuals will be making their first appearance on the arrest warrant at 9:00am in Courtroom R1.

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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