- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A man convicted in 2008 of raping and killing a Durango woman will receive a new trial in March after appeals court judges ruled that some of his statements to police should have been suppressed at trial.

The Durango Herald reports (https://goo.gl/Iw0Dwf ) 42-year-old Harold Nakai was convicted of sexual assault and negligent homicide in the 2007 death of his girlfriend, Nicole Leigh Redhorse. Defense attorneys successfully argued that Nakai, who is Navajo, spoke limited English at the time of his first trial and gave information to investigators that should have been suppressed.

Redhorse, also a member of the Navajo Nation, was found dead in a motel room in Durango on June 7, 2007.

Two of Nakai’s co-defendants were tried and convicted.

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Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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