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Mountain Biking Pioneer Murder Case Heads To Trial

SAGUACHE, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge has ruled that there is cause to try the 46-year-old man accused of the murder of mountain biking pioneer Mike Rust.

Mike Rust
Mike Rust

Charles Gonzales faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, as well as tampering with evidence and posession of a weapon by a previous offender.

Charles Gonzales
Charles Gonzales (credit: CBS)

Gonzales was taken into custody in June after Rust's remains were found buried in the San Luis Valley in January.

Gonzalez has been cited for numerous crimes throughout Colorado, including robberies, burglaries and theft cases. He is currently serving a prison sentence in Canon City for an unrelated crime.

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