Front Range man sentenced for New Year’s Eve stabbing
EAGLE — A Denver man avoided jail in connection with a New Years Eve stabbing, but isn’t clear of trouble yet.
Nathaniel Malcolm was sentenced Wednesday to four years probation for stabbing a local man after a New Year’s Eve celebration almost two years ago at an Avon hotel.
However, he’s scheduled to stand trial in a Denver case in which he’s charged with sexual assault on a child, stemming from a 2006 incident involving a pair of sisters. The sisters are now adults.
When he was charged with the stabbing, Malcolm’s DNA was fed into a statewide crime computer system, and a match was found for the 2006 crime.
His trial is scheduled for March 10.
About the Avon case
Malcolm’s victim in the Avon case was not in court Wednesday, but sent a letter saying, “this crime has made me more wary of people, and I find myself more scared that I was before.” He asked for a lengthy jail sentence.
Malcolm appeared in Judge Paul Dunkelman’s court, dressed in a dark brown pinstriped suit and accompanied by his wife and son, and their pastor, Ron Frierson, with Heart for the World Christian Center in Aurora.
“There are many victims of what I’ve done,” Malcolm told the judge. “I realize my actions not only affected my family and his family, but took away his sense of safety, which no one is entitled to do. I will never forget that day, and the only way to fix it is to go back in time.”
Malcolm has been taking anger management classes, and other classes to help him get a handle on his issues, which he says stem from his childhood relationship with his father.
Frierson said the changes Malcolm has made are “remarkable.”
“When I look at him I see someone totally different than who first walked into church,” Frierson said. “I don’t know who he was prior to this, but I know who he is after this. I see him as a different man than I saw several years ago.”
His wife said they’ve changed their lives to make sure they’re never in a situation like this again.
Malcolm was involved in two fights New Year’s Eve 2013, Avon police said.
After partying at an Avon hotel for several hours, Malcolm asked a valet retrieve his car, a white Audi sedan.
While waiting for his car, he allegedly became involved in a fight with five or six people standing nearby. After his girlfriend at the time, now wife, pulled Malcolm away from the group and the valet, the two started walking away.
The Avon man was walking home with a friend about 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, when he saw Malcolm and his girlfriend walking near him. Malcolm was arguing with her about the Audi automobile, according to police reports.
According to witness statements, Malcolm overheard the Avon man’s comment about the way Malcolm was shouting at her about the car. Malcolm aggressively confronted the man and the two began fighting, police said.
Malcolm grabbed an item from his boot and started punching the Avon man, police said.
When they separated the Avon man discovered he’d been stabbed in the left thigh, his stomach and had sustained a cut to his neck.
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