- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man who allegedly confessed to killing his wife after being hurt in a car crash is going on trial in Glenwood Springs.

Forty-seven-year-old Arturo Navarrete-Portillo is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya in February 2015 in their home in Carbondale. It was the town’s first homicide in a decade.

Jury selection began in the case Tuesday.

Police say Navarrete-Portillo was involved in a collision after the stabbing, and he allegedly told a helicopter ambulance crew that he had killed his wife.

His lawyers tried to keep jurors from hearing about that but the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (https://bit.ly/1t1fuH4 ) reports that the confession and nearly all of the other disputed evidence will be allowed during the trial. It’s scheduled for 10 days.


Information from: Post Independent, https://www.postindependent.com/

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