January 2nd, 1993
Virginia Johannessen, 76, was murdered during a burglary of her home by serial killer Edward Tenney. Virginia was beaten with a hammer and then shot in the head and the chest. She was discovered by her brother three days later. Edward Tenney was sentenced to die for the murder of Virginia Johannessen. He was also tried separately for the murders of Jerry Weber, 24, in DuPage Colorado, on April 17, 1992, and 56 year old Mary Jill Oberweis in Aurora during a home invasion on October 1, 1993. Tenney's death sentence was commuted to life in prison.