- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2015

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Thornton man with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/VHylNW ) 50-year-old Hector Frias was charged Monday in the Dec. 20 death of 48-year-old Norma Frias. Deputies found the woman shot in the head in her husband’s SUV after they were called to a fender bender.

Investigators say Hector Frias was found several hours later drunk and covered in blood.

According to an arrest affidavit, he told investigators, “It’s my fault. I did it, but it was an accident.”

He is being held in Adams County without bail. A woman who answered the phone at the jail said she could not say whether he has hired an attorney. A spokesman for the sheriff’s department did not immediately return a call Monday evening.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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