Man accused of killing neighbor tells judge 'God's got this'

AP News
Posted: Apr 05, 2016 7:11 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting one neighbor and injuring two others repeatedly disrupted his first court appearance, telling a judge "God's got this."

Kevin Lee Lyons, 46, faces charges of first-degree murder in the Monday afternoon attack on a residential street in suburban Denver. The Denver Post ( ) reports Lyons talked over a judge during a Tuesday hearing, where he was ordered jailed without bond.

Lyons' public defender raised doubts about his mental health.

The Arapahoe County coroner says 65-year-old physician Kenneth Robert Atkinson died of two gunshots to the head and torso. Lyon's wife, 44-year-old Elizabeth Lyons, and 46-year-old Laurie Juergens were also shot but expected to recover.

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Neighbors say Lyons was married father who owned a construction company. Authorities haven't said what led up to the violence.


Information from: The Denver Post,