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Argument over cutting in line for free socks ends with man dead, suspect accused of murder

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Source: MEGA; Denver District Attorney

Feb. 14 2022, Published 9:55 a.m. ET

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An argument over cutting in line to get free socks ended with one person dead and another charged with murder, police announced.

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Last week, the Denver District Attorney announced that Gregory Stapleton was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery in connection to the September incident.

Around noon on Sept. 8, witnesses reported to police that a man was down and needing assistance near a higher education center in Denver.

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The victim — Richard Ford — had a blunt force injury to his torso, according to prosecutors. He was taken to a Denver hospital, where he died.

Witnesses said Ford and Stapleton were arguing about one of the men cutting in line to get free socks.

Prosecutors did not say which man cut the line.

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Stapleton fled after the incident and was not apprehended until January.

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Source: MEGA; Denver District Attorney
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