Aurora woman accused of shooting 2 ordered held for trial

BRIGHTON, Colo. — An Adams County District Court judge ruled Friday that prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try Cristina Wanda Sears in the shooting death of her stepmother and the serious wounding of her stepsister just days before Christmas.

Christmas murder in Aurora family stemmed from disputed estate

AURORA, Colo. — Police say Cristina Wanda Sears gunned down her 75-year-old stepmother, Eleanor J. Sears, and seriously wounded her 49-year-old stepsister, Joy L. Pigon, on Dec. 22 over a years-long dispute about the estate of Cristina Sears’ late father.