Ray Mathews, right, was sentenced to 20 years and 10 months for his involvement in transporting and harboring his son Jesse Mathews after his escape from a Colorado halfway house, prior to allegedly shooting and killing Sgt. Tim Chapin on April 2, 2011. Kathleen Mathews, Jesse's mother, was sentencecd to 30 years and six months.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Monday, February 13th, 2012
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