Man gets 15 years in hit-and-run death

Cody Boden

A Grand Junction man was sentenced Friday to serve 15 years in prison for a hit-and-run traffic accident which killed a young mother.

Cody Boden, 27, was facing a prison term between 12 and 15 years after pleading guilty last month to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death. District Judge Brian Flynn ordered Boden to serve five years of parole. Under the plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to dismiss three counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

Boden was credited with 265 days of pre-sentence confinement since his arrest in connection with the Oct. 7, 2012, traffic accident which killed 32-year-old Amber Davidovich.

An arrest affidavit said Davidovich around 2:35 a.m. on Oct. 7 had stopped and briefly spoken to a woman at 903 Main St.

A witness reported seeing a dark-colored truck eastbound on Main Street, shortly after hearing Davidovich yell “Pablo” and run toward the vehicle, the affidavit said. The witness reported brake lights on the truck, before the truck backed up in reverse.

A male voice twice asked, “Who are you?”

The truck sped away and Davidovich was found in the street, critically injured. She died two days later at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Boden’s drug charges stemmed from a search at his Palisade apartment. Boden allegedly provided a controlled narcotic, hydromorphone, to three people on Oct. 6 or 7, hours before the accident.

Boden was serving probation at the time relating to a September 2009 incident in Arapahoe County when he was arrested for firing a handgun during a confrontation. He pleaded guilty to menacing in exchange for dismissal of other charges, including attempted murder.


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