Amazingly, as the last Westword article explains here, Mr. Costello seems to be getting the kid glove treatment, considering the severity of the charges against him. In addition to allegedly assaulting a senior citizen who was exercising his First Amendment Right to petition government for redress of grievances, Mr. Costello was found, by DNA testing, to have links to at least three Colorado rapes.
And as Westword wrote, "Did powerful pals help Costello gain his freedom, at least temporarily? Well, last week, according to Denver DA's office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough, corresponding via e-mail, his bond was lowered from $200,000 to $150,000 despite objections from the prosecutor on the case. He subsequently paid this amount and was released.