Father sentenced to 70 years in beating death of 5-year-old stepson
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Barney David Savedra was sentenced to 70 years in prison Friday for second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the beating death of his 5-year-old stepson, according to the Adams County District Attorney's Office. Adams County deputies responding to a 911 call at an apartment complex at 6440 Tennyson Street on April 8, 2018, found 5-year-old Malachi Perkins unresponsive on the floor at the entryway into the home. He was pronounced dead at Denver Health Medical Center. Savedra was caring for the child while the boy’s mother was working, all according to court documents.