Breckenridge man pleads guilty to attempted murder of 14-year-old girl
Breckenridge resident Sky Wodraska pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree attempted kidnapping and third-degree assault on Monday, after he was accused of breaking into and entering his former girlfriend’s home in March and attacking three young girls who were present at the time.
Deputy district attorney John Franks said Wodraska broke into the condominium using a subterranean route through the cellar the morning of March 7, 2015, attacking one girl and two sisters while their mother was at work.
Court documents state that Wodraska attacked the woman’s 14-year-old daughter with a knife, leading to a near-fatal wound near her trachea and two other lacerations. He also bound and gagged her 9-year-old daughter with duct tape. Another 14-year-old girl who was at the condominium escaped during the ensuing struggle.
As part of the plea agreement, 13 charges were dropped, including first-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, menacing, retaliation against a witness or victim and child abuse. Based on a stipulation by the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office, Wodraska would see 48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
“Yes, your honor. I deserve to go to prison for what I did,” Wodraska stated at Monday’s hearing.
Wodraska, 37, will receive 28 years of jail time for pleading guilty to first-degree attempted murder, a class two felony. First-degree assault and second-degree attempted kidnapping are both class three felonies and will each bring 10 additional years. Wodraska also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, a misdemeanor stemming from injuries two of the girls sustained from the attack, although they were not wounded.
“As the judge correctly said, it’s just a horrific crime,” Franks said. “With that sentence, he should be 71 or 72 before he’s parole eligible.”
“I’m just glad they weren’t hurt worse,” he added softly, referring to the three girls.
Wodraska would be responsible for paying restitution for the four counts. Since all were crimes of violence, his eligibility for parole would also be affected, Fifth Judicial District Judge Mark Thompson said.
“The court does find that the guilty pleas are entered on crimes of violence and will accept stipulations on sentencing,” Thompson said. He added that while he does not normally like to accept sentencing stipulations, he thought the ruling would be beneficial to the community in that “the victims wouldn’t have to endure any more in this proceeding.”
Pleading on probation
Wodraska also pleaded guilty to violating probation terms on two previous felonies, as well as deferred judgment terms on another case. He will receive an additional sentence from all three violations, with concurrent years in the Department of Corrections for two of the cases and with previous jail time applying to the third.
The first violation of probation orders stemmed from a guilty plea by Wodraska in 2013, when police found LSD, a schedule-three controlled substance, in his Breckenridge home. Later in 2014, he was charged with child abuse, violation of bond and child sex assault after one of the current victims reported that he sexually assaulted her. He pleaded guilty to child abuse, and the other charges were dropped.
Wodraska received a deferred judgment after he pleaded guilty to intimidation of a witness or victim, with 12 charges including child abuse, stalking, extortion, violation of bond and telephone harassment dismissed. Court records state that Wodraska left several menacing text messages, voicemails and emails to the woman and her 14-year-old daughter after she reported the previous sexual assault case to the police.
“Those were active supervision by probation on those cases. Two were felonies, one was deferred judgment for the intimidation of witness,” Franks said.
He added that Wodraska would plead guilty to a misdemeanor at his next hearing. In the past two years, Wodraska has seen two additional misdemeanor cases stemming from violation of a protection order in February of 2015 and violation of bond in June of 2014.
Wodraska will be sentenced in court on Wednesday July 8, at 9 a.m.
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