Woman killed, common-law husband arrested in Jeffco domestic violence case

Victim ID'd as Michele Elaine Lucero

UNINCORPORATED JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A suspect is under arrest in the death of a woman Friday night in Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the woman in her 30s was found dead in a condominium 9383 W. Ontario Dr. That's just south of Coal Mine Drive, between S. Kipling and S. Wadsworth.

Michele Elaine Lucero, 34, was identified as the victim.

Later, the sheriff's office announced the arrest of a man in connection with the woman's slaying.  He apparently called 911 to turn himself in.  

Booking records show Michael Allen Sommerfield, 33, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Friday night.  He's being held on suspicion of first-degree murder. The sheriff's office said he was Lucero’s common-law husband, Sommerfield lived at the residence with the woman, 

Neighbors told 7NEWS Lucero was the mother of four children.

Investigators will be at the condo throughout Saturday afternoon, processing the crime scene.

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