Two women charged in Wells murder


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office made two additional arrests in the double homicide of Amara Wells and Robert Rafferty.

Deputies arrested Krystal Kurcz, 21, and Megan Cassidy, 22, as accessories in the murder-for-hire case in the deaths of Wells and Rafferty. Kurcz was arrested in Colorado Springs, and Cassidy turned herself in.

Wells and Rafferty were found brutally murdered Feb. 23 when deputies responded to a call for a welfare check at the Rafferty home on Marlin Way, southwest of Castle Rock. Within days of the discovery, authorities had four men in custody for the murders, including Wells’ husband, Rafferty’s brother-in-law, Christopher Wells.

Kurcz was taken into custody on April 13 and charged with being an accessory to a crime, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and false reporting to authorities. Cassidy was taken into custody on April 15 and charged with being an accessory to a crime and tampering with physical evidence.

The case has been sealed by the court and no further information has been released. Authorities are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the tip line at 303-660-7579.

The women were released on bond and will appear in court at 8:30 a.m., April 22 at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center in Castle Rock.


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