According to court documents Aidan von Grabow would go to the home of Makayla Grote and knocked on the door. Authorities believe his intended victim was Makayla Grote younger sister who von Grabow attended schoold with. However when Makayla answered the door Aidan would stab the twenty year old multiple times causing her death.
Aidan von Grabow would later be arrested. When police searched his home they would find a list of people that he intended to kill
Aidan von Grabow would be plead guilty and would be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years
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|Name: VON GRABOW, AIDAN Age: 21 Ethnicity: WHITE Gender: MALE Hair Color: BLONDE Eye Color: BLUE Height: 6′ 01″ Weight: 191||DOC Number: 196377 Est. Parole|
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Aidan von Grabow Case
On November 18, 2017, the Longmont Police Department was dispatched to 2450
Airport Road regarding a young woman who had been stabbed. When officers arrived, they
found 20-year-old Makayla Grote fatally wounded in the breezeway of her apartment building.
Her sister, a minor at the time, provided the police with the name of the attacker. Officers
located Aidan Von Grabow shortly after midnight on that same night, parked in a residential
neighborhood. During a search of the Defendant’s home, officers located a self-titled “Death
List” which listed numerous acquaintances of the Defendant. The police realized that the home
outside which the Defendant had been arrested belonged to a family on the “Death List”. The
investigation further revealed that the Defendant had deliberately planned and executed the
Aidan Von Grabow was subsequently charged with Murder in the First Degree, several counts
of attempted murder, attempted arson, menacing, stalking, and other offenses. The Defendant
was a juvenile at the time of the commission of the offenses; the District Attorney’s Office
petitioned to prosecute him as an adult, and the Court transferred the case to the District Court in
March of 2018, after a week-long hearing.
On May 3, 2019, Aidan Von Grabow pled guilty as an adult to one count of Murder in the First
Degree. In addition, he pled guilty to two counts of Attempted Murder, two counts of Stalking,
one count of Menacing, one count of Criminal Extortion, one count of Attempted Arson, and one
count of Harassment. The People dismissed one count of Menacing, a count of Assault, and a
count of Criminal Mischief, all three of these charges involved the Defendant’s mother and
The Defendant was sentenced on the count of Murder in the First Degree to life
imprisonment in the Department of Corrections. He was sentenced on each of the Attempted
Murder counts to 24 years in the Department of Corrections, he was sentenced on the Attempted
Arson and the Extortion counts to 6 years each in the Department of Corrections and was
sentenced on each of the Menacing and Stalking counts to 3 years in the Department of
The sentences on the above counts will run concurrent to each other but will run
consecutive to the sentence on the Harassment count. On that count, the court imposed credit for
time served. It is important to note that each of the above-referenced sentences represents the
maximum of the presumptive range for the charged offense.
Additionally, the Defendant pled guilty as a juvenile to one count of Attempted Murder
and one count of Aggravated Juvenile Offender and was sentenced to 3 years and 11 months in
the Division of Youth Services to run concurrent to the sentences imposed in the adult cases. As
part of the plea agreement, the parties agreed that the Defendant can remain in the Division of
Youth Services until his 21st birthday at which time he will be transferred to the Department of
Corrections to complete his life sentence. He will be eligible for parole, as required by law, after
having served 40 years (less earned time).
District Attorney Michael Dougherty stated, “There is no sentence that could ever repair
the loss and trauma that this defendant inflicted on the victims. We are pleased with this
outcome because it is the best possible resolution for the victims of this horrific event and for our
community. The prosecution team did an outstanding job on this case; this guilty plea and life
sentence is a direct result of our team’s commitment to securing justice for the victims and the
family. The District Attorney’s Office thanks the Longmont and Lakewood Police Departments
for their persistence, dedication, and superior investigation in this case. The Longmont Police
Department apprehended the Defendant for this horrific murder and, as a result, prevented him
from going on to harm others, as he had planned.